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septentrion

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

Definition of septentrion

obsolete

  1. :  the northern regions :  north



Origin 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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