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Meaning of SEPTENTRION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any region lying in or toward the north
 

SEPTENTRION is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: North, northland
 
 See Also: region

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sep*ten"tri*on\, n. [L. septentrio the northern
    regions, the north, fr. septentriones the seven stars near
    the north pole, called Charles's Wain, or the Great Bear,
    also those called the Little Bear; properly, the seven plow
    oxen; septem seven + trio, orig., a plow ox: cf. F.
    septentrion.]
    The north or northern regions. --Shak.
    
          Both East West, South and Septentrioun.  --Chaucer.
    
    
  2. \Sep*ten"tri*on\, Septentrional \Sep*ten"tri*on*al\,
    a. [L. septentrionalis: cf. F. septentrional.]
    Of or pertaining to the north; northern. ``From cold
    septentrion blasts.'' --Milton.
    
    
 

 

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