Arcturus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Arctūrus.

Proper noun[edit]

Arcturus

  1. (astronomy) A bright yellow-orange star in the constellation Boötes; Alpha (α) Boötis. It is the third brightest star in the night sky.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἀρκτοῦρος (Arktoûros), from ἄρκτος (árktos, bear) + οὖρος (oûros, guard).

Proper noun[edit]

Arctūrus m (genitive Arctūrī); second declension

  1. The star Arcturus
  2. The constellation Boötes
  3. A personification of the star in the comedic play Rudens by Plautus.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Arctūrus Arctūrī
genitive Arctūrī Arctūrōrum
dative Arctūrō Arctūrīs
accusative Arctūrum Arctūrōs
ablative Arctūrō Arctūrīs
vocative Arctūre Arctūrī

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