Origin of arctic
Examples from the Web for arctic
Two years into an Arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.
At Studio Stagetti, I shot a man with more picks and axes than I have ever seen outside an arctic expedition.
Some of this is just a natural part of adapting to the natural climate change that is happening in the Arctic.
Russia is rapidly building up its military forces in the Arctic in an effort to secure its claims in the frigid region.
But beyond the strict realm of national security, the Arctic is becoming increasingly important to Russia economically.
In summer there are two steamboats navigating the river from Yeneseisk to the Arctic Ocean.Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life|Thomas Wallace Knox
In this manner were we made aware of the locality where the Franklin expedition passed its first Arctic winter.In the Arctic Seas|Francis Leopold McClintock
Three months ago I came here to take the chill of an Arctic winter out of blood and brain.Moods|Louisa May Alcott
In Arctic lands labor is paralyzed by cold as it is by heat in the enervating and overproductive Tropics.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
The little professor, most comical of all, resembled nothing so much as the cub of an Arctic bear.Off on a Comet|Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for arctic (1 of 2)
Word Origin for arctic
British Dictionary definitions for arctic (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for arctic
late 14c., artik, from Old French artique, from Medieval Latin articus, from Latin arcticus, from Greek arktikos "of the north," literally "of the (constellation) Bear," from arktos "bear; Ursa Major; the region of the north," the Bear being a northerly constellation. From *rkto-, the usual Indo-European base for "bear" (cf. Avestan aresho, Armenian arj, Albanian ari, Latin ursus, Welsh arth); see bear (n.) for why the name changed in Germanic. The -c- was restored from 1550s. As a noun, "the Arctic regions," from 1560s.