What does ursa minor mean?

Definitions for ursa minorˈɜr sə ˈmaɪ nər; ˈɜr si mɪˈnɔr ɪs, -ˈnoʊr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Little Bear, Ursa Minor(noun)

    a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star


  1. Ursa Minor(ProperNoun)

    A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a bear. It includes the familiar asterism the Little Dipper and, as part of it, the northern pole star Polaris.

  2. Origin: From ursa minor, the "lesser bear"


  1. Ursa Minor

    Ursa Minor, also known as the Little Bear, is a constellation in the northern sky. Like the Great Bear, the tail of the Little Bear may also be seen as the handle of a ladle, hence the name Little Dipper. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations. Ursa Minor is notable as the location of the north celestial pole, although this will change after some centuries due to the precession of the equinoxes.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ursa Minor

    the Lesser Bear, an inconspicuous constellation, the pole-star forming the tip of the tail.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ursa minor in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ursa minor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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