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ἄρκτος , ,
A.bear, esp. Ursus arctos, brown bear, Od.11.611, h.Merc. 223, h.Ven.159, Hdt.4.191, etc.: the instances of the masc. are dub. (Arist.Col.798a26 is inconclusive), the fem. being used even when both sexes are included, Id.HA539b33.
3. the north,πρὸς ἄρκτον τετραμμένοςHdt. 1.148, cf. E.El.733 (lyr.), Aeschin.3.165, etc.; “ἀπὸ .IG5(2).444.11 (Megalopolis), al.: pl., Hp.Aër.5 and 19, Pl.Criti.118b, etc.
b. ἑτέρα .the south pole, Arist.Mete.362a32.
II. ἄρκτος, , at Athens a girl appointed to the service of Artemis Brauronia or Ἀρχηγέτις, E. Hyps.Fr.57, Ar.Lys.645.
III. a kind of crab, prob. Scyllarus arctus, Arist.HA549b23, cf. Speus. ap. Ath.3.105b, Mnesim.4.45, Archestr.Fr.56.
IV. ἄρκτου δένδρον, = ἀκτῆ, Ps.-Dsc.4.173. (Cf. Skt. ṛk[snull ]as, Lat. ursus, etc.)
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