Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a centaur
  • n. Sagittarius
  • n. an archer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A centaur; a fabulous being, half man, half horse, armed with a bow and quiver.
  • n. The Arsenal in Venice; -- so called from having a figure of an archer over the door.
  • adj. Pertaining to, or resembling, an arrow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to an arrow or to archery.
  • n. [capitalized] The constellation Sagittarius.
  • n. A centaur; specifically [capitalized], a centaur fabled to have been in the Trojan army.
  • n. In zoology, an arrow-worm or sagitta.

Etymologies

Latin sagittarius, from sagitta ‘arrow’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of this sort is the "dreadful sagittary," who is still retained in

    Epic and Romance Essays on Medieval Literature

  • _ Also blazoned as a _sagittary_, and supposed to have been a badge of King Stephen.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

  • The ostrich and the cameleopard, the wild ass and the zebra, the chamois and the ibex of Angora, -- all brought their tributes of beauty or deformity to these vast aceldamas of Rome: their savage voices ascended in tumultuous uproar to the chambers of the capitol: a million of spectators sat round them: standing in the centre was a single statuesque figure -- the imperial sagittary, beautiful as an Antinous, and majestic as

    The Caesars

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