septentrions

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septentrions

(sɛpˈtɛntrɪˌɒnz) or

septentriones

pl n
the seven stars of the Plough
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eorum una pars, quam Gallos obtinere dictum est, initium capit a flumine Rhodano, continetur Garunna flumine, Oceano, finibus Belgarum, attingit etiam ab Sequanis et Helvetiis flumen Rhenum, vergit ad septentriones.
To the Roman writer Varro, in the 1st century BC, the Big Dipper was the Triones, or "plough oxen," and Cicero, celebrated for his speeches during the Roman Republic, coined the name Septentriones, or the "seven plough oxen.
Pomponii Melae De Chorographia Libri Tres, II, 6, 87: Lusitania oceano tantummodo obiecta est, sed latere ad septentriones, fronte ad occasum.