- (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.
Etymology: From ursaLatin, ursa maiorLatin, maior, the "greater bear"
- French: Grande Ourse
- German: Groíčer Bí¤r
- Spanish: Osa Mayor
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