Pronounced Pron. KIE-rahn
Other Forms FormsCheiron, Kheiron
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Contributor Contrib.Elizabeth on 5/12/2008
Derived from Greek kheir meaning "hand" (also "skilled with the hands", related to kheirourgos "surgeon"). In Greek mythology he was the eldest and wisest of the centaurs, who educated and trained many of the great heroes. He is represented by the constellation Sagittarius.