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It is supposed to be the 13th astronomy sign, just between Sagittarius and Capricorn.
skrizzy  1/30/2005
Actually, Ophiuchus is between Scorpio and Sagittarius. It can be seen in the sky from November 30th to December 18th.
EchoSketcher  7/29/2010
Latinized form of Ὀφιοῦχος (Ophiouchos), which is sometimes also transcribed as Ophioukhos. [noted -ed]

The first element of that name is derived from Greek ὄφις (ophis) meaning "serpent, snake". The second element is derived from the Greek verb ὀχέω (ocheo) meaning "to bear, to carry, to hold fast, to sustain", which is closely related to the Greek verb ἔχω (echo) meaning "to have, to hold, to possess". Also compare the Greek noun ὄχος (ochos) meaning "carriage, chariot, wagon". Another Greek noun that is etymologically related is ὀχή (oche) meaning "prop, support" as well as "nourishment, food".
Lucille  12/9/2014
Peculiar. The supposed 13th zodiac sign, which has not been officially used by all astrologers, is much more unusable than Aries. But it could work in a story working with the zodiac.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2015
This name sounds really cool, especially considering the name's history and the association with the unused 13th zodiac sign. Although I don't think it would work as a person's name...
Buneary  5/28/2016

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