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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cap"ri*corn
  1. [Astron] The tenth sign of zodiac, into which the sun enters at the winter solstice, about December 21. See Tropic."The sun was entered into Capricorn." [Dryden.]
  2. [Astron] A southern constellation, represented on ancient monuments by the figure of a goat, or a figure with its fore part like a fish.

Etymology: L. capricornus; caper goat + cornu horn: cf. F. capricorne

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  1. The tenth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about December 22 to January 19
  2. A faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Sagittarius and Aquarius
  3. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn

From Latin Capricornus.

  1. (astronomy): Capricornus
  2. (astrology): The zodiac sign for the goat, ruled by Saturn and covering December 22 - January 20 (tropical astrology) or January 15 - February 14 (sidereal astrology).
  3. Someone with a Capricorn star sign

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Fun Facts about the name Capricorn

  • When was the first name Capricorn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Capricorn is Monday, January 16th, 1950.
  • How unique is the name Capricorn? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Capricorn. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Capricorn: Your name in reverse order is Nrocirpac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Piorcnarc. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Capricorn born Nov 3, 2010

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of France approximately on 1525. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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