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.


Both East West, South and Septentrioun. Chaucer.


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Sep*ten"tri*on (?), Sep*ten"tri*on*al (?), a. [L. septentrionalis: cf. F. septentrional.]

Of or pertaining to the north; northern.

"From cold septentrion blasts."



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