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  • adjective Of or coming from northern regions.

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  • adjective of northern regions; from the seven stars (or seven plowing oxen) of Ursa Major

Etymologies

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From Latin septem triones, the seven stars of the Great Bear, from septem ("seven") + triones (plural of trio ("plough-ox")).

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