- (rare) Pertaining to the north; northern.
Etymology: Latin septentrionalis, from septentriones (originally septem triones), the seven stars of the Great Bear, from septem "seven" + triones (plural of trioLatin, trio "plough-ox").
- 1980: Well, no, we are all here, all a bit cool. What is mother? Genova and the Alto Adige. Coolest of them all. " Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
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