Ossa Menor

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Old Spanish[edit]


Calque of Latin Ursa Minor (literally lesser she-bear).


Proper noun[edit]

Ossa Menor f

  1. (astronomy) Ursa Minor
    • c. 1250, Alfonso X, Lapidario, f. 29v.
      Et la eſtrella que es enel cabo dela oſſa menor aque llaman el cabrito de benanays a poder ¬ ſennorio ſobreſta piedra.
      And the star on the rear of the Little Bear, the one they call the goat kid of Benanays, has power and dominion over this stone.

Related terms[edit]


  • Spanish: Osa Menor