meaning of CAPELLA

CAPELLA meaning in General Dictionary

A brilliant star in constellation Auriga

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  • snipes
  • the brightest star in Auriga
  • an excellent celebrity inside constellation Auriga.

CAPELLA meaning in Law Dictionary

In old files. A box, closet, or repository where had been preserved the relics of martyrs. Spelman. A little building where relics had been maintained; an oratory or chapel. Id. In old English law. A chapel. Fleta, lib. 5, c. 12,

CAPELLA meaning in Etymology Dictionary

bright north star, the alpha of this constellation Auriga, by 17c., from Latin capella, actually "little she-goat" (Greek kinesai kheimonas), diminutive of capra "she-goat," fem. of caper "goat."

Sentence Examples with the word CAPELLA

Aristarchus of Samos, Martianus Capella (the precursor of Copernicus), Cicero, Favorinus, Sextus Empiricus, Juvenal, and in a later age Savonarola and Pico della Mirandola, and La Fontaine, a contemporary of the neutral La Bruyere, were all pronounced opponents of astrology.

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