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  • adjective obsolete Southern.
  • adjective Of, from, or pertaining to Antarctica and the south polar regions.
  • adjective figuratively Opposite, contradictory.
  • proper noun One of the major ecozones of the world, covering the south polar regions.

Etymologies

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From Old French antarctique, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek ανταρκτικός (antarktikós), from ant- (from αντί, “opposite”) + άρκτος arktos “Great Bear” + -ikos.

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