ἄρκτος

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂ŕ̥tḱos (bear). Cognates include Latin ursus, Sanskrit ऋक्ष (ṛ́kṣa), Old Armenian արջ (arǰ), and Albanian ari. The meaning of “north” derives from Ἄρκτος (Árktos, Ursa Major), because the constellation is in the northern part of the sky.

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NounEdit

ᾰ̓́ρκτος (árktosf (genitive ᾰ̓́ρκτου); second declension

  1. bear
  2. the north

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