Definition of arcturus
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Orthography ID = 2004258
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LNS
arctūrus, arctūrī
arcturus
ἀρκτοῦρος
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. The brightest star in Bootes, whose rising and setting was supposed to portend tempestuous weather
  2. The whole constellation
  3. The rising of Arcturus
  4. A plant
Abbreviations
arctūrus, i, m., = ἀρκτοῦρος. As a star. The brightest star in Bootes,, whose rising and setting was supposed to portend tempestuous weather (Plaut. Rud. prol. 71): stella micans radiis, Arcturus, Cic. Arat. 99; id. N. D. 2, 42, 110 (as a transl. of Arat. 95); cf. Hyg. Fab. 130; id. Astr. 2, 4; Verg. A. 1, 744; Vulg. Job, 9, 6; 37, 9; ib. Amos, 5, 8; introduced in Plaut. Rud. as Prologus.

—Transf. The whole constellation (syn.: Bootes, Arctophylax), Verg. G. 1, 204 Voss.

— The rising of Arcturus, Verg. G. 1, 68.

— A plant, v. arction.
 
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