[ boh-oh-teez ]
/ boʊˈoʊ tiz /
noun, genitive Bo·ö·tis [boh-oh-tis]. /boʊˈoʊ tɪs/. Astronomy.
the Herdsman, a northern constellation between Ursa Major and Serpens, containing the bright star Arcturus.
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Origin of Boötes
1650–60; <Latin <Greek Boṓtēs literally, ox-driver
Words nearby Boötes
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How to use Boötes in a sentence
A merchant with a forked beard, "a Flandrish beaver hat, and bootes clasped fair and fetisly."
Your lordshipp is learned as well as I (it is bootles & I should offer you the bootes), you knowing the Latine to expounde.
Charles's Wain lay inverted in the northern horizon; Bootes had driven his sparkling herd down the slope of the western sky.
But neither the virgin of Tegea, nor the sword-bearing Orion, 906 the companion of Bootes, will have to be beheld by thee.
British Dictionary definitions for Boötes
noun Latin genitive Boötis (bəʊˈəʊtɪs)
a constellation in the N hemisphere lying near Ursa Major and containing the first magnitude star Arcturus
Word Origin for Boötes
C17: via Latin from Greek: ploughman, from boōtein to plough, from bous ox
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Scientific definitions for Boötes
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Virgo and Corona Borealis. It contains the bright star Arcturus. Boötes (the Plowman or Herdsman) is one of the earliest recorded constellations.
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