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The tenth sign of the zodiac (the Goat), which the sun enters at the northern winter solstice (about 21 December).

Recorded from Old English, the name comes from Latin capricornus, from caper, capr- ‘goat’ + cornu ‘horn’, on the pattern of Greek aigokēros ‘goat-horned, Capricorn’.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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