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noun sep·ten·tri·on \sep-ˈten-trē-ˌän, -trē-ən\

Definition of septentrion


  1. :  the northern regions :  north

Origin and Etymology of septentrion

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin septentriones, plural, the seven stars of Ursa Major or Ursa Minor, from septem seven + triones plowing oxen

First Known Use: 14th century

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