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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: 'someone who shoots an arrow', from sagitta 'arrow'

Sagittarius

noun
     
Related topics: Astrology
Sa‧git‧tar‧i‧us
1 [uncountable]ROA the ninth sign of the zodiac, represented by an animal that is half horse and half human, which some people believe affects the character and life of people born between November 23 and December 21
2 also Sagittarian [countable]ROA someone who was born between November 23 and December 21
Sagittarian adjective

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