Etymology
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scorpion (n.)

c. 1200, from Old French scorpion (12c.), from Latin scorpionem (nominative scorpio), extended form of scorpius, from Greek skorpios "a scorpion," from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)). The Spanish alacran "scorpion" is from Arabic al-'aqrab.

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Definitions of scorpion
1
scorpion (n.)
arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous stinger;
2
Scorpion (n.)
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio;
Synonyms: Scorpio
Scorpion (n.)
the eighth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about October 23 to November 21;
Synonyms: Scorpio / Scorpio the Scorpion
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