noun \ˈka-pri-ˌkrn\

: the 10th sign of the zodiac : the sign of the zodiac that comes between Sagittarius and Aquarius and that has a goat as its symbol

: a person born under the sign of Capricorn : a person born between December 22 and January 19

Full Definition of CAPRICORN

:  a southern zodiacal constellation between Sagittarius and Aquarius
a :  the 10th sign of the zodiac in astrology — see zodiac table
b :  one born under the sign of Capricorn

Examples of CAPRICORN

  1. I'm a Capricorn. What are you?


Middle English Capricorne, from Latin Capricornus (genitive Capricorni), from caper goat + cornu horn — more at horn
First Known Use: 14th century


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(Latin: “Goat horn”) In astronomy, the constellation lying between Aquarius and Sagittarius; in astrology, the tenth sign of the zodiac, governing approximately the period December 22–January 19. It is represented as a goat with what appears to be a fishtail. One explanation for this odd depiction is that it derives from the Greek myth of Pan. To avoid the monster Typhon, Pan jumped into the water just as he was changing into animal shape. The half of his body above water became a goat, while the submerged half took the shape of a fish. Another relates the form to the Mesopotamian deity Enki (see Ea).

Variants of CAPRICORN

Capricorn or Capricornus


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