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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sagittanoun

    a small constellation in the northern hemisphere between Cygnus and Aquila and crossed by the Milky Way

  2. sagittanoun

    any arrowworm of the genus Sagitta

Wiktionary

  1. Sagittanoun

    A small autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble an arrow. It lies between the constellations of Vulpecula and Aquila.

  2. Etymology: From sagitta.

Wikipedia

  1. Sagitta

    Sagitta is a dim but distinctive constellation in the northern sky. Its name is Latin for 'arrow', not to be confused with the significantly larger constellation Sagittarius 'the archer'. It was included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union. Although it dates to antiquity, Sagitta has no star brighter than 3rd magnitude and has the third-smallest area of any constellation. Gamma Sagittae is the constellation's brightest star, with an apparent magnitude of 3.47. It is an aging red giant star 90% as massive as the Sun that has cooled and expanded to a diameter 54 times greater than it. Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, and Theta Sagittae are each multiple stars whose components can be seen in small telescopes. V Sagittae is a cataclysmic variable—a binary star system composed of a white dwarf accreting mass of a donor star that is expected to go nova and briefly become the most luminous star in the Milky Way and one of the brightest stars in our sky around the year 2083. Two star systems in Sagitta are known to have Jupiter-like planets, while a third—15 Sagittae—has a brown dwarf companion.

ChatGPT

  1. sagitta

    A sagitta is the line or segment of a circle or sphere that spans from the midpoint of the arc or circumference to the midpoint of the chord. In geometric terms, it is the distance from the center of the arc to the chord. The word "sagitta" means "arrow" in Latin, reflecting the arrow-like shape this line creates in the diagram.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sagittanoun

    a small constellation north of Aquila; the Arrow

  2. Sagittanoun

    the keystone of an arch

  3. Sagittanoun

    the distance from a point in a curve to the chord; also, the versed sine of an arc; -- so called from its resemblance to an arrow resting on the bow and string

  4. Sagittanoun

    the larger of the two otoliths, or ear bones, found in most fishes

  5. Sagittanoun

    a genus of transparent, free-swimming marine worms having lateral and caudal fins, and capable of swimming rapidly. It is the type of the class Chaetognatha

  6. Etymology: [L., an arrow.]

Wikidata

  1. Sagitta

    Sagitta is a constellation. Its name is Latin for "arrow", and it should not be confused with the larger constellation Sagittarius, the archer. Although Sagitta is an ancient constellation, it has no star brighter than 3rd magnitude and has the third-smallest area of all constellations. It was included among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union. Located to the north of the equator, Sagitta can be seen from every location on Earth except within the Antarctic circle. Sagitta lies within the Milky Way and is bordered by the following constellations: the little fox Vulpecula, the mythological hero Hercules, the eagle Aquila and the dolphin Delphinus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sagitta

    saj′it-a, n. a northern constellation—the Arrow: a genus of small pelagic worms.—adj. Sag′ittal, arrow-shaped: (anat.) straight, pertaining to the sagittal suture.—adv. Sag′ittally.—ns. Sagittā′ria, a genus of aquatic plants, some species with sagittate leaves and white flowers; Sagittā′rius, the Archer, one of the signs of the zodiac; Sag′ittary, a centaur: a public building in Venice.—adj. of or like an arrow.—adjs. Sag′ittāte, -d, Shaped like an arrow-head, as a leaf; Sagittiling′ual, having a long slender tongue, as a woodpecker. [L. sagitta, an arrow.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. sagitta

    One of the ancient northern constellations.

Entomology

  1. Sagitta

    arrow-like spots on the wings of Lepidoptera and other insects.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sagitta in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sagitta in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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