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[skawr-pee-uh s]
noun, genitive Scor·pi·i [skawr-pee-ahy] /ˈskɔr piˌaɪ/. Astronomy.
  1. the Scorpion, a zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Libra, containing the bright star Antares.
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Also Scorpio.

Origin of Scorpius

< Latin < Greek skorpíos scorpion
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Historical Examples of scorpius

  • At midnight Scorpius and Cygnus are ready to claim the attention.

    A Field Book of the Stars

    William Tyler Olcott

  • Whether he warned the Scorpius or not, his end was the same.

  • "The Scorpius doesn't know what's going on," Rip told his Planeteers.

  • He had to get medical attention from the Scorpius pretty soon.

  • O'Brine recalled Rip to the Scorpius and handed him a message.

British Dictionary definitions for scorpius


noun Latin genitive Scorpii (ˈskɔːpɪˌaɪ)
  1. a large zodiacal constellation lying between Libra and Sagittarius and crossed by the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star AntaresAlso called: Scorpio
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scorpius in Science


  1. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Libra and Sagittarius. Scorpius (the Scorpion) contains the bright star Antares and is the eighth sign of the zodiac.
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