noun, genitive Sa·git·tae [suh-jit-ee] /səˈdʒɪt i/. Astronomy.

the Arrow, a northern constellation between Aquila and Cygnus.

Origin of Sagitta

1695–1705; < Latin: arrow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun Latin genitive Sagittae (səˈɡɪtiː)

a small constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way

Word Origin for Sagitta

C16: from Latin, literally: an arrow
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