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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arcturus  \Arc*tu"rus\,  n.  [L.  Arcturus,  Gr  ?  bearward,  equiv. 
  to  ?;  ?  bear  +  ?  ward,  guard.  See  {Arctic}.]  (Anat.) 
  A  fixed  star  of  the  first  magnitude  in  the  constellation 
  Bo["o]tes. 
 
  Note:  Arcturus  has  sometimes  been  incorrectly  used  as  the 
  name  of  the  constellation,  or  even  of  Ursa  Major. 
 
  Canst  thou  guide  Arcturus  with  his  sons  [Rev. 
  Ver.:  ``the  Bear  with  her  train''].  --Job 
  xxxviii  32. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Arcturus 
  n  :  the  4th  brightest  star  and  the  brightest  star  in  the 
  constellation  Bootes;  36  light-years  from  Earth  [syn:  {Arcturus}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Arcturus 
  bear-keeper,  the  name  given  by  the  ancients  to  the  brightest 
  star  in  the  constellation  Bootes.  In  the  Authorized  Version  (Job 
  9:9;  38:32)  it  is  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  word  _'ash_,  which 
  probably  designates  the  constellation  the  Great  Bear.  This  word 
  ('ash)  is  supposed  to  be  derived  from  an  Arabic  word  meaning 
  night-watcher,  because  the  Great  Bear  always  revolves  about  the 
  pole,  and  to  our  nothern  hemisphere  never  sets. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Arcturus,  a  gathering  together 
 




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