septentrion

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

Definition of septentrion

obsolete
: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


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