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Scorpio   Listen
noun
Scorpio  n.  (pl. scorpiones)  
1.
(Zool.) A scorpion.
2.
(Astron.)
(a)
The eighth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the twenty-third day of October.
(b)
A constellation of the zodiac containing the bright star Antares. It is drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a scorpion.






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"Scorpio" Quotes from Famous Books



... the sun is in Aquarius, Summer when it is in Taurus, Autumn when it is in Leo, and Winter when it is in Scorpio. Since the beginning of each of the four seasons is the twenty-third day after the entrance of the sun in these signs respectively, it follows that Spring has ninety-one days, Summer ninety-four, Autumn ninety-one ...
— Roman Farm Management - The Treatises Of Cato And Varro • Marcus Porcius Cato

... were in the constellations Leo, Taurus, Aquarius and Scorpio, the astrologers, objecting to the signification of the latter, substituted the constellation in conjunction therewith, which is known as Aquila (Ak-we-la) or Flying Eagle. In the allegorical astronomy of that remote period these genii of the seasons were designated as beasts, and as such we ...
— Astral Worship • J. H. Hill

... the Nile is still held in the utmost abomination by the Egyptians, and is never mentioned by them except with marks of detestation. These things, some say, took place on the seventeenth day of the month of Hathor, when the sun was in Scorpio, in the twenty-eighth year of the reign of Osiris, though others tell us that this was the year of his life ...
— Legends Of The Gods - The Egyptian Texts, edited with Translations • E. A. Wallis Budge



Words linked to "Scorpio" :   someone, planetary house, individual, mortal, sign of the zodiac, astrology, somebody, Antares, star divination, house, scorpion, soul



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