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Arcturus - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

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.

Arcturus - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

ARCTU'RUS, n. [Gr. a bear, and tail.] A fixed star of the first magnitude, in the constellation of Bootes.

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