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Headword: *bow/ths
Adler number: beta,386
Translated headword: Bootes, Plowman
Vetting Status: high
A constellation near to the Bears. The same is also called Arktophylax ["bear-guard"].
See under arktos ["bear"].[1]
Greek Original:
*bow/ths: a)/stron plhsi/on tw=n *)/arktwn. o( d' au)to\s kai\ *)arktofu/lac kalei=tai. zh/tei e)n tw=| a)/rktos.
[1] alpha 3961, which states that the name Arktouros (Arcturus) is used both for the whole constellation Bootes and for the single bright star which is still known by that name. Arktouros and Arktophylax (Arctophylax) both mean "guardian of the bear(s)", referring to their proximity to the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.
OCD(4) pp.366-8, "Constellations and Named Stars"
Keywords: definition; mythology; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 November 2001@21:21:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added bibliography; cosmetics) on 29 November 2001@05:40:32.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 May 2012@08:15:42.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@05:43:10.


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