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Sagittarius

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sagittarius

(Science: astronomy) The ninth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about november 22, marked thus [<sagittarius/] in almanacs; the Archer.

A zodiacal constellation, represented on maps and globes as a centaur shooting an arrow.

Origin: L, literally, an archer, fr. Sagittarius belonging to an arrow, fr. Sagitta an arrow.