Complete Definition of "Ursa Major"

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Etymology
From L. ursa#Latin|ursa maior#Latin|maior, the "greater bear"

Proper noun
en-proper noun|sg=ursa#Latin|Ursa major#Latin|Major

  1. constellation A large circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a bear. It includes the familiar asterism the Big Dipper and the stars Mizar, Dubhe, and Alkaid.

#*1605 — Shakespeare, s:The Tragedy of King Lear|King Lear, i 2
#*:My father compounded with my mother under the dragon's tail, and my nativity was under ursa major.

Translations

Finnish: Iso karhu
French: Grande Ourse f
German: Großer Bär f
mid
Latin: Ursa Major f
Russian: Большая Медведица
Spanish: Osa Mayor
Swedish: Stora Björn

See also
Big Dipper
Charles' Wain
Great Bear
Ursa Minor

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