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

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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Cite this Entry

“Scorpius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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