Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to an arrow or to archery.
- n. [capitalized] The constellation Sagittarius.
- n. A centaur; specifically [capitalized], a centaur fabled to have been in the Trojan army.
- n. In zoology, an arrow-worm or sagitta.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Myth.) A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.
- n. The Arsenal in Venice; -- so called from having a figure of an archer over the door.
- adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow.
- Latin sagittarius, from sagitta ‘arrow’. (Wiktionary)
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