The name of the Arctic comes from the Greek word for ...

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The word Arctic comes from the Greek word arktos meaning bear and the ajdec­tive arktikos "of the bear". The name refers either to the con­stel­la­tion Ursa Major, the "Great Bear", which is prom­i­nent in the northern portion of the ce­les­tial sphere, or to the con­stel­la­tion Ursa Minor, the "Little Bear", which contains Polaris, the Pole star, also known as the North Star

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