Definition of Arcturus in English:

Arcturus

Line breaks: Arc|turus
Pronunciation: /ɑːkˈtjʊərəs
 
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Astronomy
  • The fourth-brightest star in the sky, and the brightest in the constellation Boötes. It is an orange giant.

Origin

from Greek arktos 'bear' + ouros 'guardian' (because of its position in line with the tail of Ursa Major).

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