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I.a bear, Od., etc.
II.ἄρκτος, , the constellation Ursa Major, also called ἅμαξα, the Wain, (the star just behind is called Ἀρκτοῦρος the Bearward, or Βοώτης the Wagoner), Hom., etc.
2.the region of the bear, the North, sg., Hdt., Eur.

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