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Sagittarian

[ saj-i-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌsædʒ ɪˈtɛər i ən /
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noun Astrology.
a person born under Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the zodiac; a Sagittarius.
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Origin of Sagittarian

First recorded in 1910–15; Sagittari(us) + -an
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What does Sagittarian mean?

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

Sagittarian 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 Sagittarius is a group of stars that is interpreted as resembling the figure of an archer. It’s also called The Archer.

Sagittarius 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. Sagittarius is one of these signs. It is situated between Scorpio and Capricorn and is considered the ninth sign of the zodiac.

The other signs of the zodiac are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.

In astrology, 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). People who are Sagittarian are those born between November 22 and December 21.

Example: I was born in late November, so I’m a Sagittarian.

Where does Sagittarian come from?

The first records of the word Sagittarian come from the early 1900s. It comes from the Latin word for “archer,” from sagitta, meaning “arrow.” The suffix -an 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 Sagittarians include curiosity and a love of travel.

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

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How is Sagittarian used in real life?

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

 

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