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constellation

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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] constellātiōn, from con- “with” and stella “star”

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Noun

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constellation

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  1. (astronomy): Any of the 88 officially recognized collections of stars in the night sky.
  2. An arbitrary formation of stars perceived as a figure or pattern.
  3. An image associated with a group of stars.
  4. (astrology): The configuration of planets, as used for determining a horoscope.
  5. (figuratively) A wide, seemingly unlimited assortment.
    A constellation of possibilities.

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kɔ̃s.tɛ.la.sjɔ̃/, SAMPA: /kO~s.tE.la.sjO~/

Noun

constellation

  1. constellation.

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