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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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



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