septentrion

noun
sep·​ten·​tri·​on | \ sep-ˈten-trē-ˌän How to pronounce septentrion (audio) , -trē-ən \

Definition of septentrion

obsolete
: the northern regions : north

First Known Use of septentrion

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Septentrion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septentrion. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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