[ad_1] noun, genitive A·ri·e·tis [uh–rahy-i-tis] /əˈraɪ ɪ tɪs/.
- Astronomy. the Ram, a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Taurus.
- the first sign of the zodiac: the cardinal fire sign.
- a person born under this sign, usually between March 21st and April 19th.
noun Latin genitive Arietis (əˈraɪɪtɪs)
- astronomy a small zodiacal constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Taurus and Pisces on the ecliptic and having a second-magnitude star
- Also called: the Ramthe first sign of the zodiac, symbol ♈, having a cardinal fire classification, ruled by the planet Mars. The sun is in this sign between about March 21 and April 19
- a person born during the period when the sun is in this sign
- astrology born under or characteristic of Aries
zodiac constellation usually identified as “the Ram,” late Old English, from Latin aires “ram” (cf. arietare “to butt”), from a PIE root meaning “spring, jump” (cf. Lithuanian erytis, Old Church Slavonic jarici, Armenian oroj “lamb;” Greek eriphos, Old Irish heirp “kid”). Meaning “person born under the sign of Aries” is from 1894; they also have been called Arian (1917).
- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Taurus and Pisces. Aries (the Ram) is the first sign of the zodiac.