Scor·​pi·​us ˈskȯr-pē-əs How to pronounce Scorpius (audio)
: a southern zodiacal constellation partly in the Milky Way and between Libra and Sagittarius

Examples of Scorpius in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The play takes place 19 years after the source material book series, and follows Harry Potter's son Albus and his friendship with Scorpius, the son of rival Draco Malfoy, in their first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Chris Sims, The Courier-Journal, 15 Feb. 2024 The play looks at the first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry of Harry Potter's son, Albus, and his friendship with Draco Malfoy's son, Scorpius. Alec Johnson, Journal Sentinel, 15 Feb. 2024 Unfortunately, the Peacekeepers, led by the despicable Scorpius, have every intention of stopping that from happening. Will Harris,, 20 Oct. 2023 Huge Scorpius crawls across the south closely followed by the Sagittarian Teapot. Miami Herald, 12 Apr. 2014 Núria Miret Roig of the University of Vienna and Hervé Bouy of the University of Bordeaux were looking for the most dwarfish of brown dwarfs in the constellation Scorpius, which hosts a gassy nebula that cranks out lots of stars and planets. Charlie Wood, WIRED, 31 Dec. 2023 Out of gratitude for the arachnid, Gaia placed its figure among the stars as the constellation Scorpius. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Oct. 2023 The Scorpius Injector, pictured here, generates X-ray images of weapons-grade materials under explosive conditions. IEEE Spectrum, 18 Oct. 2023 The story takes place 19 years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and follows Harry Potter’s son, Albus, and his friendship with Scorpius, the son of Draco Malfoy. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Sep. 2023

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Word History


Latin (genitive Scorpii), from Greek Skorpios, literally, scorpion

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Scorpius was before the 12th century

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“Scorpius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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