Ἀρκτοῦρος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ᾰ̓́ρκτος (árktos, bear) +‎ οὖρος (oûros, guard), in reference to its proximity to Ursa Major and Ursa Minor (the bear constellations).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ark.tôː.ros/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /arkˈtu.ros/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /arkˈtu.ros/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /arkˈtu.ros/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /arkˈtu.ros/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Ᾰ̓ρκτοῦρος (Arktoûrosm (genitive Ᾰ̓ρκτούρου); second declension

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    1. Arcturus, a bright star in the Boötes constellation.
    2. The time of Arcturus' rising (mid September).

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