[ad_1] noun, genitive A·ri·e·tis [uhrahy-i-tis] /əˈraɪ ɪ tɪs/.
  1. Astronomy. the Ram, a zodiacal constellation between Pisces and Taurus.
  2. Astrology.
    1. the first sign of the zodiac: the cardinal fire sign.
    2. a person born under this sign, usually between March 21st and April 19th.

noun Latin genitive Arietis (əˈraɪɪtɪs)

  1. astronomy a small zodiacal constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Taurus and Pisces on the ecliptic and having a second-magnitude star
  2. astrology
    1. 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
    2. a person born during the period when the sun is in this sign


  1. 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).

  1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Taurus and Pisces. Aries (the Ram) is the first sign of the zodiac.
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