Gender Masculine
Usage Astronomy
Scripts Ἀρκτοῦρος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ɑɹk.ˈtjʊɹ.əs/(English) /ark.ˈtuː.rus/(Latin)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From Ancient Greek Ἀρκτοῦρος (Arktouros), the name of the fourth brightest star in the sky, part of the constellation Boötes. It means "guardian of the bear", derived from ἄρκτος (arktos) meaning "bear" and οὖρος (ouros) meaning "guardian", referring to the star's position close to the constellations Ursa Minor and Ursa Major.


Entry added December 7, 2022