Scorpio Quote Of The Day

Oct 15, 2008

The Names of the Zodiac Signs

On this postage stamp, which was issued in Greece in 2007, we see Scorpio constellation sign and glyph.

According to the dictionary most of the zodiac sign names date to 1350–1400 Middle English and are based on Latin

Aries - the Ram

Taurus - the Bull

Gemini- the Twins

Cancer – the Crab; : cancr-, akin to Greek karkínos, crab

Leo the Lion

Virgo, the Virgin, maiden (before 1000; Middle English)

Scorpio - the Scorpion

Libra- the Balance, pair of scales

Sagittarius- the Archer, from sagitta: arrow

Capricorn, the Goat; caper, goat + cornu, horn

Aquarius- the Water carrier, from aqua, water

Pisces the Fishes - from  pisces, plural of piscis, fish

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