See also: gemini

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Signs of the Zodiac
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English Wikipedia has an article about Gemini.
The constellation Gemini

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin geminī, plural of geminus (twin), calque of Ancient Greek Δίδυμοι (Dídumoi).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛmɪnaɪ/, /ˈd͡ʒɛmɪniː/
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Gemini (symbol ︎)

  1. (astronomy) A constellation of the zodiac traditionally taken to represent the pair of twins Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology. It contains the stars Castor, Pollux, and Alhena.
  2. (astrology) The zodiac sign for the twins, ruled by Mercury and covering May 22 – June 21 (tropical astrology) or June 16 – July 15 (sidereal astrology).
  3. (Greek mythology) The twin brothers Castor and Pollux together.
    Synonym: Dioscuri
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Gemini (plural Geminis)

  1. Someone who has the Gemini star sign.
    • 2022, Candice Carty-Williams, People Person, Trapeze, page 304:
      Danny had decided he was going to try to give things a proper go with Marley’s mum, so was mainly uncontactable because, ironically, as a Gemini, he wasn’t good at focusing on two things at once.
  2. (obsolete) A pair of something.
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Etymology 2 edit

Perhaps identical with the above (compare Latin ēdepol (by Pollux), ēcastor (by Castor)), but perhaps more likely distinct in origin: compare Dutch jemenie, jemie, German gemine, jemine, Czech jémine, all ultimately shortened from Latin Iēsū domine (O Lord Jesus).

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  1. Obsolete form of jiminy (an expression of mild surprise or annoyance).

Etymology 3 edit

Phono-semantic matching of Hindi यमुना (yamunā).

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  1. Obsolete form of Yamuna (a tributary of the Ganges).

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Zodiac signs in English (layout · text)
Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer
Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio
Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

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From geminī (twins).

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Geminī m pl (genitive Geminōrum); second declension

  1. (astronomy, astrology) Gemini (The Twins)
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Second-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative Geminī
Genitive Geminōrum
Dative Geminīs
Accusative Geminōs
Ablative Geminīs
Vocative Geminī

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  • English: Gemini

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Borrowed from Latin gemini.

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  1. (astronomy) Gemini (constellation)
    Synonyms: Gémeos, Gêmeos