noun cen·taur \ˈsen-ˌtr\

: a creature in Greek mythology that is part human and part horse

Full Definition of CENTAUR

:  any of a race of creatures fabled to be half human and half horse and to live in the mountains of Thessaly

Origin of CENTAUR

Middle English, from Latin Centaurus, from Greek Kentauros
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix
CENTAUR Defined for Kids


noun cen·taur \ˈsen-ˌtr\

Definition of CENTAUR for Kids

:  a creature in Greek mythology that is part man and part horse


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