Au·​ri·​ga ȯ-ˈrī-gə How to pronounce Auriga (audio)
: a constellation between Perseus and Gemini

Examples of Auriga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Capella appears yellow and is found in the Northern Hemisphere in the constellation Auriga. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 5 Mar. 2024 Back at the hotel, cool down with a rejuvenating treatment at the dreamy Auriga Spa before being transported to the French Riviera for dinner at sublime Côte by three-star Michelin chef Mauro Colagreco. Isabelle Kliger, Vogue, 4 Feb. 2024 There’s the great Orion himself, surrounded by his cast of characters like Taurus the Bull, Auriga the chariot driver, Gemini the Twins, Lepus the Killer Rabbit, Canis Minor the Little Dog, and Canis Major, the Big Dog. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, 4 Feb. 2024 Capella guides Auriga, Charioteer across the northwest. Miami Herald, 12 Apr. 2014 The Capella’s Auriga Spa, skylit indoor swimming pool, and trio of drinking and dining outlets are attractive reasons to stay on property, but Capella’s Culturists (essentially next-level concierges) offer compelling programming that give guests deeper connection to the surrounding neighborhood. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Dec. 2023 Inside the constellation Auriga blazes the yellow star, Capella — the sixth brightest star seen from Earth. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2023 At the Auriga Spa, treatments draw on ancient Balinese and Hindu healing traditions and are accompanied by the sounds of the rainforest. Siobhan Reid, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Dec. 2022 The anti-center itself is only about 4 degrees west of the star El Nath, which resides almost directly on the Taurus/Auriga border below bright star Capella. Jeffrey Wilkerson, Discover Magazine, 3 Feb. 2016

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Word History


Latin, literally, charioteer

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Auriga was in 1555

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“Auriga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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Au·​ri·​ga ȯ-ˈrī-gə How to pronounce Auriga (audio)
: a group of stars between Perseus and Gemini

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