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centaur Explained

centaur at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['sen'tɔ:]

centaur at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1375, from L. centaurus, from Gk. Kentauros, origin disputed. In early Gk. literature they were a savage, horse-riding tribe from Thessaly. ///

centaur at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: Centaurus, from Greek Kentauros]// a creature in ancient Greek stories with the head, chest, and arms of a man and the body and legs of a horse//

centaur at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In Greek mythology, one of a race of creatures, part horse and part man, living in the mountains of Thessaly and Arcadia. They were best known for their battle with the Lapiths, occasioned by their attempt to carry off the bride of a Lapith prince. Centaurs were often depicted drawing Dionysus' chariot or ridden by Eros, in reference to their drunken and amorous habits. Their king Chiron, however, was notable for being civilized, gentle, and the tutor of heroes.

CENTAUR at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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centaur at Dutch => English Of Explained:

centaur [sɛntɑur]
centaur

centaur at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
(in ancient Greek stories) a creature with a man's head, arms and upper body on a horse's body and legs

Centaur at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Centaur \Cen"taur\, n. [L. centaurus, Gr. ?.]
1. (Class. Myth.) A fabulous being, represented as half man
and half horse.

2. (Astron.) A constellation in the southern heavens between
Hydra and the Southern Cross.

centaur at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

centaur
n 1: (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and
half horse
2: a conspicuous constellation in the southern hemisphere near
the Southern Cross [syn: {Centaurus}, {The Centaur}]

centaur at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » Centaur
Inter: also » Centaur

English

Category: Image - :Centaure_Malmaison.jpg|thumb|right|200px|A bronze statue of a centaur

Alternative forms

* Inter: sense » astronomy Centaur

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » centaurus|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κένταυρος|tr=kentauros|lang=grc, from Inter: term » Κένταυρος|tr=Kentauros||a member of a savage race from Thessaly|lang=grc.

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » sĕn'tô(r), Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛntɔː(r)/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"sEntO:(r)/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɛntɔː(r)
  • Inter: a » US|CA Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛntɑɹ/

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: Greek mytholog » y A mythical beast having a horse's body with a human head and torso in place of the head and neck of the horse.
    1. Inter: astronom » y An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune (also capitalized).

      Synonyms

      * hippocentaur

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » mythical half horse, half man

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կենտավրոս|tr=kentavros
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|centauru|m
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|кентавър|m
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|centaure|m
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kentaur|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kentaur|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|paardmens|m, Inter: t- » nl|kentaur|m, Inter: t- » nl|centaur|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|centaŭro
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kentauri
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|centaure|m
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|centauro|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kentaur|m, Inter: t+ » de|Zentaur|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|kentaur
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|centauro
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|ceinteár|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウロス|tr=Kentaurosu
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|centaurus|m
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|सेंटॉर|m|tr=seṃṭǒra|sc=Deva
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|kentaur|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|centauro|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кентавр|m|tr=k'entávr
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|centaurus|m
    • Slovene: kentaver {{m}} (as a creature), Kentaver {{m}} (as a member of a 'people')
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|centauro|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|kentauro
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kentaur|c
    • Traditional Chinese: 名騎手 (literally 'Famous equestrian')
    • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|käntor
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|dynfarch|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » astronomy
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Кентавър
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|Kentaur|m, Inter: t- » cs|souhvězdí Kentaura|n
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Centaure


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|Kentaur
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウルス|tr=Kentaurusu, Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウロス|tr=Kentaurosu, Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウルス族|tr=Kentaurusuzoku

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * centaurial
    • centaurian
    • centauric
    • centauroid
    • centauress, centaurette
    • faun
    • minotaur
    • onocentaur
    • satyr

      Anagrams

      * uncrate


    Category: Category:en:Mythological creatures -
    Translation: et » centaur
    Translation: el » centaur
    Translation: fr » centaur
    Translation: gl » centaur
    Translation: ko » centaur
    Translation: io » centaur
    Translation: it » centaur
    Translation: my » centaur
    Translation: pl » centaur
    Translation: ro » centaur
    Translation: ru » centaur
    Translation: ta » centaur
    Translation: te » centaur
    Translation: vi » centaur
    Translation: zh » centaur

    Centaur at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » centaur

    English

    Inter: wikipedi » a
    Category: Image - :Chiron_instructs_young_Achilles_-_Ancient_Roman_fresco.jpg|right|200px|thumbnail|Centaur Chiron with Achilles (1)

    Alternative forms

    * Inter: sense » astronomy centaur

    Etymology

    {ME}; Latin Centaurus; Greek (Kentauros);'' (Eng. usg. ca. 14c)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: Greek mytholog » y One of a race of monsters having a head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
    1. A skillful horseman or horsewoman.
    2. Inter: context » rocketry A U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
    3. Inter: astronom » y An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » Greek mythology

  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Centaure
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Zentaur|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|kentaur

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウロス|tr=Kentaurosu, Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウルス|tr=Kentaurusu
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|Kentaver|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a skillful horseman or horsewoman
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|名騎手|tr=meikishu, Inter: t- » ja|名ジョッキー|tr=meijokkī


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Rocketry
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » astronomy
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|Кентавър
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Centaure
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|Kentaur


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウルス|tr=Kentaurusu, Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウロス|tr=Kentaurosu, Inter: t- » ja|ケンタウルス族|tr=Kentaurusuzoku

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » no: kentaur {{m}}


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * uncrate

    Dutch

    Etymology

    From Inter: term » centaur|lang=nl.

    Proper noun

    Inter: nl-proper noun » g=m
  • Inter: constellation » lang=nl Centaurus

  • Translation: el » Centaur
    Translation: pl » Centaur
    Translation: ro » Centaur
    Translation: ru » Centaur
    Translation: zh » Centaur