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arctūrus , i, m., = ἀρκτοῦρος.
I. As a star.
A. 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.
B. The whole constellation (syn.: “Bootes, Arctophylax),Verg. G. 1, 204 Voss.—
C. The rising of Arcturus, Verg. G. 1, 68.—
II. A plant, v. arction.
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