Taurus


Taurus
/tawr"euhs/, n., gen. Tauri /tawr"uy/ for 1.
1. Astron. the Bull, a zodiacal constellation between Gemini and Aries, containing the bright star Aldebaran.
2. Astrol.
a. the second sign of the zodiac: the fixed earth sign. See illus. under zodiac.
b. a person born under this sign, usually between April 20th and May 20th.
[1350-1400; ME < L]
/tawr"euhs/, n.
a mountain range in S Turkey: highest peak, 12,251 ft. (3734 m).

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(Latin: "Bull") In astronomy, the constellation lying between Aries and Gemini; in astrology, the second sign of the zodiac, governing approximately the period April 20–May 20.

Its symbol is a bull, a reference to the Greek myth in which Zeus transformed himself into a white bull to abduct Europa.

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 in astronomy, zodiacal constellation lying between Aries and Gemini, at about 4 hours 20 minutes right ascension (the coordinate on the celestial sphere analogous to longitude on the Earth) and 16° north declination (angular distance north of the celestial equator). The constellation's brightest star, Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri), is of the first magnitude. The constellation also contains the Crab Nebula (M1) and the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters.

      In astrology, Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, considered as governing that portion of the year from about April 20 to May 20. Its representation as a bull is related to the Greek myth of Zeus, who assumed the form of a bull to abduct Europa.

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