ἄρκτος

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From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos ‎(bear). Cognates include Latin ursus, Sanskrit ऋक्ष ‎(ṛ́kṣa) and Old Armenian արջ ‎(arǰ). The meaning of "north" derives from Ἄρκτος ‎(Árktos, Ursa Major).

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ἄρκτος ‎(árktosf ‎(genitive ἄρκτου); second declension

  1. bear
  2. the north

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