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ἄρκτος

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear). Cognates include Latin ursus, Sanskrit ऋक्ष (ṛkṣa) and Old Armenian արջ (arǰ). Meaning #2 derives from Ἄρκτος (Árktos), which derives from meaning #1.

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NounEdit

ἄρκτος (árktos) (genitive ἄρκτου) f, second declension

  1. bear
  2. the north

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