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Pisces   /pˈaɪsiz/   Listen
Pisces

noun
1.
The twelfth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about February 19 to March 20.  Synonyms: Fish, Pisces the Fishes.
2.
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces.  Synonym: Fish.
3.
A large faint zodiacal constellation; between Aquarius and Aries.
4.
A group of vertebrates comprising both cartilaginous and bony fishes and sometimes including the jawless vertebrates; not used technically.






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"Pisces" Quotes from Famous Books



... in which the flocks and herds were poor in flesh, while the seas and rivers abounded with fish in good condition, the ancient priests, making a virtue of necessity, enjoined a diet principally of fish, and for that reason placed the constellation Pisces at the point in the Zodiac in which the Lenten season anciently began; which, without regard to the day of the week, was always observed on the 15th day of February, the name of that month having been derived from the Februa, or feast of purification and expiation ...
— Astral Worship • J. H. Hill

... cient obscuro lumine Pisces, Curriculumque Aries aequat noctisque dieque, Cornua quem comunt florum praenuntia Tauri, Aridaque aestatis Gemini primordia pandunt, Longaque iam minuit praeclarus lumina Cancer, Languiticusque Leo proflat ferus ore calores. Post modicum quatiens Virgo ...
— A History of Roman Literature - From the Earliest Period to the Death of Marcus Aurelius • Charles Thomas Cruttwell

... Inveniesque Cypri, Cretae, Macedumque colonos, Innumerosque alios varia regione profectos: Saepe etiam nec visa prius, nec cognita cernes, Quae si cuncta velim tenui describere versu, Heic omnes citius nautas celeresque Phaselos, Et simul Adriaci pisces ...
— Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I • Hester Lynch Piozzi

... red sails; for it will blow to night. In the long furrows which their keels have left, and in the shallow muddy pools, lie innumerable fragments of exenterated maids (not human ones, pitiful reader, but belonging to the order Pisces, and the family Raia), and some twenty non-exenterated ray-dogs and picked dogs (Anglice, dog-fish), together with a fine basking shark, at least nine feet long, out of which the kneeling Mr. George Thomas, clothed in pilot cloth patches of every hue, bright scarlet, blue ...
— Two Years Ago, Volume I • Charles Kingsley

... of the Occult Orders inform us that at last the Magi witnessed a peculiar conjunction of planets; first, the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, in the Constellation of Pisces, the two planets being afterward joined by the planet Mars, the three planets in close relation of position, making a startling and unusual stellar display, and having a deep astrological significance. Now, the Constellation of Pisces, as all astrologers, ancient ...
— Mystic Christianity • Yogi Ramacharaka

... lendeth the cause another lift, and answereth,(163) that no sober man will say, permissionen Dei, principibus suum circa res medias jus imminuere, num enim ob permissum hominibus dominium in volucres coeli, in pisces maris, et bestias agrii, impiae fuerint leges principum, quibus aucupii, piscationes, et venationis libertatem, sebditis aliis indulgent, aliis adimunt. Ans. That case and this are very different. For every particular ...
— The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2) • George Gillespie



Words linked to "Pisces" :   mortal, individual, zodiac, mansion, astrology, planetary house, soul, sign, Vertebrata, house, star divination, person, division, fish, subphylum Vertebrata, somebody, constellation, someone, sign of the zodiac, Craniata, Pisces the Fishes, subphylum Craniata, star sign



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