Definition of Ursa Major in English:

Ursa Major

Syllabification: Ur·sa Ma·jor
Pronunciation: /ˌərsə ˈmājər
 
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Astronomy
1One of the largest and most prominent northern constellations (the Great Bear). The seven brightest stars form a familiar asterism known by various names (especially the Big Dipper and the Plow) and include the Pointers.
1.1 (as genitive Ursae Majoris /ˈərsē məˈjôris/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Ursae Majoris

Origin

Latin, 'Big Bear', from the story in Greek mythology that the nymph Callisto was turned into a bear and placed as a constellation in the heavens by Zeus.

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