Dubhe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Arabic phrase الظهر الدبّ الاكبر (aƶ-ƶahr ad-dubb al-ākbar) ‘the back of the great bear’, from ظهر (back) + دب (bear) + اكبر (great).

Proper noun[edit]

Dubhe

  1. (astronomy) A multiple star in the constellation of Ursa Major and part of the Plough; Alpha (α) Ursae Majoris.