Auriga [aw-rahy-guh] ExamplesWord Origin noun, genitive Au·ri·gae [aw-rahy-jee] /ɔˈraɪ dʒi/. Astronomy.

  1. the Charioteer, a northern constellation between Perseus and Gemini, containing the bright star Capella.

Origin of Auriga 1400–50; late Middle English Latin: charioteer Examples from the Web for auriga Historical Examples of auriga

  • Capella is lo-cat-ed in the con-stell-a-tion which you call Auriga.

    Jubilation, U.S.A.

    G. L. Vandenburg

  • The constellation of Auriga may next command our attention (map No. 5).

    Pleasures of the telescope

    Garrett Serviss

  • I twas situated in the constellation of Auriga, and was noticed on February 1.

    The Children’s Book of Stars

    G.E. Mitton

  • In January, 1892, a new star was suddenly seen in the constellation Auriga.

    Curiosities of the Sky

    Garrett Serviss

  • The star β is common to Auriga and Taurus, being the former’s right foot and the latter’s northern horn.

    A Field Book of the Stars

    William Tyler Olcott

  • British Dictionary definitions for auriga Auriga noun Latin genitive Aurigae (ɔːˈraɪdʒiː)

    1. a conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere between the Great Bear and Orion, at the edge of the Milky Way. It contains the first magnitude star Capella and the supergiant eclipsing binary star Epsilon Aurigae

    Word Origin for Auriga Latin: charioteer Word Origin and History for auriga Auriga

    northern constellation, from Latin auriga “a charioteer, driver,” from aureae “bridle of a horse” (from os, genitive oris, “mouth;” see oral) + agere “set in motion, drive, lead” (see act (n.)).

    auriga in Science Auriga [ô-rī′gə]

    1. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Gemini and Perseus. Auriga (the Charioteer) contains the bright star Capella.
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