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[kap-ri-kawr-nuh s]
noun, genitive Cap·ri·cor·ni [kap-ri-kawr-nahy] /ˌkæp rɪˈkɔr naɪ/.
  1. Capricorn(defs 1, 2).
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Origin of Capricornus

From Latin
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Historical Examples of capricornus

  • These are the stars which we call Capricornus and Alpha Lyra.

    Japanese Fairy World

    William Elliot Griffis

  • "That's the Mouse, Mr. Vivian," remarked Capricornus, proudly.

  • For Capricornus's sake and for Corona's all this is hid from the world.

  • Wait till Capricornus has got his Latin by heart and gone to Oxford.

  • Capricornus used to tell Madame what the weather'd be as soon as he could talk.

British Dictionary definitions for capricornus


noun Latin genitive -ni (-naɪ)
  1. a faint zodiacal constellation in the S hemisphere, lying between Sagittarius and Aquarius
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capricornus in Science


  1. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Sagittarius. Capricorn (the Goat) is the tenth sign of the zodiac.
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