CAPRA

, or the She-goat, a name given to the star Capella, on the left shoulder of Auriga; and sometimes to the constellation Capricorn. Some again represent Capra as a constellation in the northern hemisphere, consisting of 3 stars, comprised between the 45th and 55th degree of latitude.

The poets fable her to be Amalthea's goat, which suckled Jupiter in his infancy.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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CAPACITY
CAPE
CAPELLA
CAPITAL
CAPONIERE
* CAPRA
CAPRICORN
CAPSTAN
CAPUT Draconis
CARACT
CARCASS