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proper noun 
  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: 
  • French: Grande Ourse
  • German: Groíčer Bí¤r
  • Spanish: Osa Mayor
Etymology: From ursaLatin, ursa maiorLatin, maior, the "greater bear"


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