Virgo

Virgo

[vur-goh]
noun, genitive Virginis [vur-juh-nis] , for 1.
1.
Astronomy. the Virgin, a zodiacal constellation between Leo and libra, containing the bright star Spica.
2.
Astrology.
a.
the sixth sign of the zodiac: the mutable earth sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b.
a person born under this sign, usually between August 23 and September 22.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English Virgō < Latin: maiden

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Virgo (ˈvɜːɡəʊ)
 
n , Latin genitive Virginis
1.  astronomy a large zodiacal constellation on the celestial equator, lying between Leo and Libra. It contains the star Spica and a cluster of several thousand galaxies, the Virgo cluster, lying 50 million light years away and itself containing the intense radio source Virgo A, which is the closest active galaxy
2.  astrology
 a.  Also called: the Virgin the sixth sign of the zodiac, symbol ♍, having a mutable earth classification and ruled by the planet Mercury. The sun is in this sign between about Aug 23 and Sept 22
 b.  Also called: Virgoan a person born when the sun is in this sign
 
adj
3.  astrology Also called: Virgoan born under or characteristic of Virgo
 
[C14: from Latin]

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Word Origin & History

Virgo
zodiacal constellation, c.1000, from L. Virgo "the virgin" (see virgin). Meaning "person born under the sign of Virgo" is attested from 1917.
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Virgo   (vûr'gō)  Pronunciation Key 
A constellation in the region of the celestial equator near Leo and libra. Virgo (the Virgin) contains the bright star Spica and is the sixth sign of the zodiac.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
VIRGO
variability of [solar] irradiance and gravity oscillations
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