来自希腊语zodiakos kyklos,即zodiac circle,以动物命名的星座图，最初天蝎和其爪子占据了两个星座，后来其爪子被天秤座所代替。
- zodiac:  The zodiac is etymologically a circle of ‘little animals’. Greek zóidion originally denoted a ‘carved figure of an animal’ (it was a diminutive of zóion ‘animal’, a relative of English zoo). From it was derived the adjective zōidiakós, which was used in the expression zōidiakós kúklos ‘circle of carved figures’, denoting the twelve figures or signs representing the divisions of a band around the celestial sphere. Zōidiakós became a noun in its own right, and passed into English via Latin zōdiacus and French zodiaque.
- zodiac (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French zodiaque, from Latin zodiacus "zodiac," from Greek zodiakos (kyklos) "zodiac (circle)," literally "circle of little animals," from zodiaion, diminutive of zoion "animal" (see zoo).
Libra is not an animal, but it was not a zodiac constellation to the Greeks, who reckoned 11 but counted Scorpio and its claws (including what is now Libra) as a "double constellation." Libra was figured back in by the Romans. In Old English the zodiac was twelf tacna "the twelve signs," and in Middle English also Our Ladye's Waye and the Girdle of the Sky.
- 1. She covered the walls with the signs of the zodiac.
- 2. Drummond was working on a book in collaboration with Zodiac Mindwarp.
- 3. the signs of the zodiac
- 4. The ancient astronomers divided zodiac into 12 equal segments.
- 5. Did you know the original zodiac killer actually continually changed his victims.
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