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Bo·ö·tes

 (bō-ō′tēz)
n.
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Virgo and Canes Venatici, containing the bright star Arcturus. Boötes is one of the earliest recorded constellations.

[Latin Boōtēs, from Greek boōtēs, plowman, Boötes, from boōtein, to plow, from bous, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]

Boötes

(bəʊˈəʊtiːz)
n, Latin genitive Boötis (bəʊˈəʊtɪs)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the N hemisphere lying near Ursa Major and containing the first magnitude star Arcturus
[C17: via Latin from Greek: ploughman, from boōtein to plough, from bous ox]

Bo•ö•tes

(boʊˈoʊ tiz)

n. gen. -tis (-tis).
a northern constellation containing the star Arcturus; Herdsman.
[1650–60; < Latin < Greek Boṓtēs literally, ox-driver]

Bo·ö·tes

(bō-ō′tēz)
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Virgo and Corona Borealis. It contains the bright star Arcturus.
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Noun1.Bootes - a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Ursa Major
Arcturus - the 4th brightest star and the brightest star in the constellation Bootes; 36 light-years from Earth
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References in classic literature ?
"His name," said the Distressed One, "is not the same as Bellerophon's horse that was called Pegasus, or Alexander the Great's, called Bucephalus, or Orlando Furioso's, the name of which was Brigliador, nor yet Bayard, the horse of Reinaldos of Montalvan, nor Frontino like Ruggiero's, nor Bootes or Peritoa, as they say the horses of the sun were called, nor is he called Orelia, like the horse on which the unfortunate Rodrigo, the last king of the Goths, rode to the battle where he lost his life and his kingdom."
He never closed his eyes, but kept them fixed on the Pleiads, on late-setting Bootes, and on the Bear--which men also call the wain, and which turns round and round where it is, facing Orion, and alone never dipping into the stream of Oceanus--for Calypso had told him to keep this to his left.
Gay-Lyfe founders George and Norma Ormrod with James Best, left, and Mark Bootes, right, in 1987
Constellation Digital Partners LLC, a provider of IT systems for banks and credit unions, has said that it has launched Bootes.
They appear to radiate outwards from the Bootes constellation, so it's better to look north in the direction of that constellation but the shooting stars can be seen anywhere in the night sky.
Bootes. Virgo's long, lovely, dim, reclining form features
Bootes and Virgo both have compact, eye-catching constellations near them.
"We assume he means that as Odysseus set sail shortly after sunset, at nautical twilight the Pleiades and Bootes were simultaneously visible, and that Bootes would be the later-setting of the two", Magnasco explained.
The astronomers also determined that the equator of Tau Bootes rotates once every 3 days, while the star's poles rotate about 20 percent slower than that.
London engineering investor Vincent Bootes is also planning to boost the 107-strong workforce at the renamed Tolwood Technologies in Newton Aycliffe after buying the business for an undisclosed sum.
Below may be seen a circlet of stars called Corona Borealis (Northern Crown) and nearby lies the orange star Arcturus in the constellation of Bootes.