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centaur

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noun cen·taur \ˈsen-ˌtȯr\

Simple Definition of centaur

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of centaur

  1. :  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

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CENTAUR Defined for Kids

centaur

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noun cen·taur \ˈsen-ˌtȯr\

Definition of centaur for Students

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





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