septentrional

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin septentrionalis, from septentriones (seven ploughoxen), a name for the constellations now known as Ursus Major and Ursus Minor, which appear in the northern sky.

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  • IPA(key): /sɛpˈtɛntrɪənəl/

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septentrional (comparative more septentrional, superlative most septentrional)

  1. (rare, literary) Pertaining to the north; northern.
    • 1901, George Gissing, By the Ionian Sea, chapter 9.
      Cow's milk could be obtained in very small quantities, but it was of evil flavour; butter, in the septentrional sense of the word, did not exist.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
      Well, no, we are all septentrional here, all a bit cool. What is mother? Genova and the Alto Adige. Coolest of them all.

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septentrional m, f (masculine and feminine plural septentrionals)

  1. northern

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Cardinal directions (punt cardinal):

NO N NE
O Compass rose simple plain.svg E
SO S SE
n-occ sept n-or
occ Compass rose simple plain.svg or
s-occ mer s-or

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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septentrional m (feminine septentrionale, masculine plural septentrionaux, feminine plural septentrionales)

  1. northern (facing, situated in or related to the north); septentrional, boreal

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septentrional m, f (plural septentrionales)

  1. northern

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