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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
constellation, star sign, zodiac signconstellationSternbild, Konstellation

ON: セイ, ショウKUN: ほし, -ぼし
star, spot, dot, mark

ON: KUN: すわ.る
squat, seat, cushion, gathering, sit

Example sentences
古代の天文学者は、星座を見つけ、名前をつけた。Parts: 古代 (こだい), 天文学者 (てんもんがくしゃ), 星座 (せいざ), 見つける (みつける), 名前を付ける (なまえをつける)Ancient astronomers noticed constellations and gave them names.

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