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 (sĕp-tĕn′trē-ŏn′, -ən)
n. Obsolete
Northern regions; the north.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin septentriōnēs, seven plow oxen, the seven principal stars of Ursa Major or Ursa Minor : septem, seven; see septm̥ in Indo-European roots + triōnēs (pl. of triō, triōn-, plow ox; see terə- in Indo-European roots).]

sep·ten′tri·o·nal (-trē-ə-nəl) adj.


archaic the northern regions or the north
[C14: from Latin septentriōnēs, literally: the seven ploughing oxen (the constellation of the Great Bear), from septem seven + triōnēs ploughing oxen]
sepˈtentrional adj
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He brought our Saviour to the western side Of that high mountain, whence he might behold Another plain, long, but in breadth not wide, Washed by the southern sea, and on the north To equal length backed with a ridge of hills That screened the fruits of the earth and seats of men From cold Septentrion blasts; thence in the midst Divided by a river, off whose banks On each side an Imperial City stood, With towers and temples proudly elevate On seven small hills, with palaces adorned, Porches and theatres, baths, aqueducts, Statues and trophies, and triumphal arcs, Gardens and groves, presented to his eyes Above the highth of mountains interposed-- By what strange parallax, or optic skill Of vision, multiplied through air, or glass Of telescope, were curious to enquire.
SEPTENTRION A Thenorth B Seven-foot verse C Composition for seven performers who am I?
Quebec: Septentrion, 2016 ISBN 978 2894488652, 572pp, p/b, 95 [pounds sterling]
Villeneuve d'Ascq : Presses universitaires du Septentrion (<< Savoirs mieux >>, Didactiques).
Al final de la epoca colonial existian en el septentrion las Provincias Internas de Occidente y las de Oriente.
Creuse le temps, creuse la terre, Quebec, Septentrion, 2016, 298 pages.
La nueva imagen del africano en los planos cuantitativo y cualitativo que el autor nos ofrece es ante todo una invitacion para hacer visible a un sector de la poblacion virreinal del septentrion novohispana que.
Tanto el estilo como el contenido de la obra le permiten al lector transitar por los entonces remotos parajes del septentrion novohispano.
Alexandre Dumas, L'abbe Pierre Gravel : Syndicaliste et ultranationaliste, Quebec : les Editions du Septentrion, 2014.
Regresando al Septentrion, la definitiva consolidacion de Majus como gestor del catolicismo local tuvo lugar en los anos 1708 y 1709, una vez habia sido investido con una canonjia de la catedral de Hildesheim.
Les communautes juives de Montreal, histoire et enjeux contemporains, Sillery, les Editions du Septentrion, 2010, p.