septentrio

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Etymology[edit]

From septem (seven) +‎ triō (plow ox”; “Ursa Major”, “Ursa Minor), from terere (to rub), the Latin name of both Ursa Major or Ursa Minor, from their appearance of milling around the current north star Polaris.

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septentriō f (genitive septentriōnis); third declension

  1. Ursa Major, Charles' Wain
  2. Ursa Minor, the constellation including the most recent pole star
  3. The north
  4. Borealis or Boreas, the north wind

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative septentriō septentriōnēs
genitive septentriōnis septentriōnum
dative septentriōnī septentriōnibus
accusative septentriōnem septentriōnēs
ablative septentriōne septentriōnibus
vocative septentriō septentriōnēs

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References[edit]

  • septentrio” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • septentriōnēs” on page 1917/2 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (2nd ed., 2012)