Origin of zodiac
Examples from the Web for zodiac
The Zodiac mod vaporizer I admired behind the glass in BeyondVape is gorgeous, but it also costs $220.
Leo is strategic, the queen on the chessboard, the prime mover of the zodiac.
Zodiac signs correspond to seven-year spans of life; Cancer, with college and coming of age.
From the resourceful rat to the fertile pig, the 12 zodiac heads ostensibly represent different periods in the Chinese calendar.'Circle of Animals': Sculptures of a Silenced Artist|Lizzie Crocker|May 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This second zodiac sign rules the human age of innocence, 7-14 years.
Besides, it is needful to remember what star and what sign of the Zodiac rules the sick person.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
Below these came a wide blue belt set with stars and the signs of the zodiac; to the east the sun, to the west the moon.
There was a conjunction in the zodiac of the signs of Aquarius and Pisces.The Ruling Passion|Henry van Dyke
And all most gaily coloured, with the signs of the Zodiac added.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas
The twelve stones are the twelve months of signs of the zodiac.Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker|Meletios Golden
British Dictionary definitions for zodiac
Word Origin for zodiac
Word Origin and History for zodiac
late 14c., from Old French zodiaque, from Latin zodiacus "zodiac," from Greek zodiakos (kyklos) "zodiac (circle)," literally "circle of little animals," from zodiaion, diminutive of zoion "animal" (see zoo).
Libra is not an animal, but it was not a zodiac constellation to the Greeks, who reckoned 11 but counted Scorpio and its claws (including what is now Libra) as a "double constellation." Libra was figured back in by the Romans. In Old English the zodiac was twelf tacna "the twelve signs," and in Middle English also Our Ladye's Waye and the Girdle of the Sky.
Science definitions for zodiac
Culture definitions for zodiac (1 of 2)
Culture definitions for zodiac (2 of 2)
The imaginary band in the sky through which the sun, the moon, and the planets appear to move. The twelve constellations in the band (Aquarius, Pisces, and so on) are the familiar signs of the zodiac used in astrology.