Opposite there is another star, coloured, between the knees of the Bear Warden, dedicated there under the name of Arcturus.
Been computing the orbit of the wreckage of the Arcturus around Jupiter.
Its leading star α, Arcturus, is the brightest in the northern hemisphere.
Arcturus was a roving beast of the plains; he went in droves in his day.
It was a long way to Arcturus, a long, lonely way—even for a hardened pirate, he reflected sadly.
Altair and Arcturus: prominent stars in the northern hemisphere.
Latitude by Centauri and Arcturus 15 degrees 18 minutes 33 seconds.
Arcturus, α Botis, in the sign Libra; conspicuous in the nights of spring.
With Astro down and Tom out of position, the Arcturus unit seemed certain of scoring.
Arcturus is also one of the most rapidly moving stars in the heavens.
late 14c., bright star in the constellation Bootes (also used of the whole constellation), from Latin Arcturus, from Greek Arktouros; anciently associated with the Bear, and its name is Greek for "guardian of the bear." See arctic; second element is from ouros "watcher, guardian, ward" (see warrant (n.)).
Arcturus in the Bible (Job ix:9 and xxxviii:32) is a mistranslation by Jerome (continued in KJV) of Hebrew 'Ayish, which actually refers to the "bowl" of the Big Dipper. In Israel and Arabia, the seven stars of the Great Bear seem to have been a bier (the "bowl") followed by three mourners. In the Septuagint it was translated as Pleiada, which is equally incorrect. The double nature of the great bear/wagon (see Big Dipper) has given two different names to the constellation that follows it: Arktouros "bear-ward" and bootes "the wagoner."
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.