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Auriga

[ aw-rahy-guh ]
/ ɔˈraɪ gə /
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noun, genitive Au·ri·gae [aw-rahy-jee]. /ɔˈraɪ dʒi/. Astronomy.

the Charioteer, a northern constellation between Perseus and Gemini, containing the bright star Capella.

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Origin of Auriga

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin: charioteer
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British Dictionary definitions for Auriga

Auriga
/ (ɔːˈraɪɡə) /

noun Latin genitive Aurigae (ɔːˈraɪdʒiː)

a conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere between the Great Bear and Orion, at the edge of the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star Capella and the supergiant eclipsing binary star Epsilon Aurigae
Latin: charioteer
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Scientific definitions for Auriga

Auriga
[ ô-rīgə ]

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Gemini and Perseus. Auriga (the Charioteer) contains the bright star Capella.
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