[ kap-ri-kawr-nee-uhn ]
/ ˌkæp rɪˈkɔr ni ən /
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a person born under the sign of Capricorn, usually between December 22nd and January 19th.
of or relating to the sign of Capricorn.
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What does Capricornian mean?

A Capricornian is someone whose zodiac sign is Capricorn. Such a person can also simply be called or refer to themself as a Capricorn.

Capricornian can also be used as an adjective to describe something related to the zodiac sign or to the constellation that it’s named for.

The constellation Capricorn is a group of stars that is interpreted as resembling a goat. It is also called The Goat.

Capricorn is considered one of the 12 zodiacal constellations—constellations that appear within a particular portion of the sky called the zodiac.

In astronomy, the zodiac is the band of sky along which the paths of the sun, the moon, and the planets appear to move.

Despite its basis in astronomy, the word zodiac is mainly associated with and most often used in the context of astrology, the nonscientific practice in which the positions of heavenly bodies at certain times are thought to influence or be correlated with human behavior and events. In astrology, zodiac refers to a diagram (often a circular one) representing the zodiac belt and showing the symbols associated with each of the 12 constellations or sections, which are called the signs of the zodiac. Capricorn is one of these signs. It is situated between Sagittarius and Aquarius and is considered the tenth sign of the zodiac.

The other signs of the zodiac are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Pisces.

The position of the sun in a particular portion of the zodiac at the moment of a person’s birth is thought to correlate with their personality. This is what people are referring to when they talk about their zodiac sign (or star sign or often just sign). Capricornians are those born between December 22 and January 19.

Example: Dara is such a Capricornian—she’s so confident and creative.

Where does Capricornian come from?

The first records of the word Capricornian in English come from the early 1900s. Its base word, Capricorn, comes from the Latin Capricornus, a translation of the Greek aigókerōs, meaning “goat-horned.” The suffix -ian is used to form adjectives and nouns.

In astrology, the different signs of the zodiac are thought to be associated with certain personality traits. Traits associated with Capricornians include creativity and confidence.

Get more insight into what really defines a Capricornian by visiting our article on the many traits of Capricorns.

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What are some synonyms for Capricornian?

  • Capricorn (when Capricornian is used as a noun referring to a person) 

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How is Capricornian used in real life?

The word Capricornian is typically used in the context of astrology, including as a way for people whose zodiac sign is Capricorn to identify themselves.

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Capricornian can also be used as an adjective.

How to use Capricornian in a sentence

  • As he descended Memorial steps, Goat Phillips passed, radiant, saluted by capricornian acclamations.

    The Eternal Boy|Owen Johnson