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Webster 1913 Edition


Taurus


Tau′rus

(ta̤′rŭs)
,
Noun.
[L., akin to Gr.
ταῦρος
, and E.
steer
. See
Steer
a young ox.]
1.
(Astron.)
(a)
The Bull; the second in order of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about the 20th of April; – marked thus [♉] in almanacs.
(b)
A zodiacal constellation, containing the well-known clusters called the Pleiades and the Hyades, in the latter of which is situated the remarkably bright Aldebaran.
2.
(Zool.)
A genus of ruminants comprising the common domestic cattle.

Webster 1828 Edition


Taurus

TAUR'US

,
Noun.
[L.] The bull; one of the twelve signs of the zodiac, and the second in order, or that next to Aries. This constellation, according to the British catalogue, contains 141 stars.

Definition 2022


Taurus

Taurus

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English

Signs of the Zodiac
Aries Gemini
English Wikipedia has an article about Taurus.

Proper noun

Taurus (symbol )

  1. (astronomy): A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a bull and containing the star Aldebaran.
  2. (astrology): The zodiac sign for the bull, ruled by Venus and covering April 21 - May 21 (tropical astrology) or May 16 - June 15 (sidereal astrology).
  3. (automobile) An automobile model produced by the Ford Motor Company (1986-present).
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Noun

Taurus (plural Tauruses)

  1. Someone with a Taurus star sign
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Etymology 2

From Latin Taurus, from Ancient Greek Ταῦρος (Taûros)

Proper noun

Taurus

Demirkazık in Niğde Province
  1. a mountain range in southern Anatolia, almost 4000m high and running parallel to the Mediterranean coast
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Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin Taurus.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈtaw.ɾus/

Proper noun

Taurus m

  1. (astronomy) Taurus (constellation)
  2. Alternative form of Tauro

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taurus

taurus

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Translingual

Noun

taurus

  1. Used attributively as a species epithet

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Latin

taurus (a bull)

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *táwros. Cognates include Ancient Greek ταῦρος (taûros), Old Prussian tauris, Proto-Germanic *steuraz. Possibly of Semitic origin; confer Proto-Semitic *θawr-, compare Arabic ثور.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtau̯.rus/, [ˈtau̯.rʊs]

Noun

taurus m (genitive taurī); second declension

  1. a bull, steer
  2. an instrument of torture, in the shape of a bull
  3. a small bird that sounds like the lowing of oxen, possibly the bittern
  4. a kind of beetle
  5. (anatomy) the perineum

Inflection

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative taurus taurī
genitive taurī taurōrum
dative taurō taurīs
accusative taurum taurōs
ablative taurō taurīs
vocative taure taurī

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Latvian

Noun

taurus m

  1. accusative plural form of taurs