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), because the constellation is in the northern part of the sky.

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ᾰ̓́ρκτος (árktosf (genitive ᾰ̓́ρκτου); second declension

  1. bear
  2. the north

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