/ ˈkapriˌkôrn/ Astrol.
the tenth sign of the zodiac (the Goat), which the sun enters at the northern winter solstice (about December 21). Compare with Capricornus.
∎ (a Capricorn)
a person born when the sun is in this sign.
tropic of Capricornsee tropic1 . DERIVATIVES:
/ ˌkapriˈkôrnēən/ n. & adj.
, born, borne, bourn, Braun, brawn, corn, dawn, drawn, faun, fawn, forborne, forewarn, forlorn, freeborn, horn, lawn, lorn, morn, mourn, newborn, Norn, outworn, pawn, porn, prawn, Quorn, sawn, scorn, Sean, shorn, spawn, suborn, sworn, thorn, thrawn, torn, Vaughan, warn, withdrawn, worn, yawn
•airborne • Ayckbourn • seaborne
•Eastbourne • stillborn • highborn
•Osborne • winterbourne
•waterborne • firstborn • Apeldoorn
•althorn • hartshorn • leghorn
•greenhorn • bighorn • inkhorn
•tinhorn • foghorn • longhorn
•shorthorn • shoehorn • Flügelhorn
•bullhorn • alpenhorn • Matterhorn
•acorn • seedcorn • sweetcorn
•barleycorn • unicorn • Capricorn
•leprechaun • tricorne • einkorn
•popcorn • Runcorn • peppercorn
•lovelorn • frogspawn • wire-drawn
•wartorn • blackthorn • hawthorn
•careworn • time-worn • shopworn
the tenth sign of the zodiac (the Goat), which the sun enters at the northern winter solstice (about 21 December).
Recorded from Old English
, the name comes from Latin capricornus
, from caper
‘goat’ + cornu
‘horn’, on the pattern of Greek aigokēros
zodiacal constellation. XIV. — (O)F. Capricorne
— L. capricornus
, f. caper
goat + cornu HORN
, ‘goat-horn’, after Gr. aigókerōs