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Boötes

[boh-oh-teez]
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noun, genitive Bo·ö·tis [boh-oh-tis] /boʊˈoʊ tɪs/. Astronomy.
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for bootes

Historical Examples

  • The Benedictine monks wore bootes, I beleeve, like these—at least 1/2 bootes.

    Brief Lives (Vol. 2 of 2)

    John Aubrey

  • A merchant with a forked beard, "a Flandrish beaver hat, and bootes clasped fair and fetisly."

    Bygone London

    Frederick Ross

  • But all the yeare he wore a kind of bootes of Spanish leather, laced or tyed along the sides with black ribons.

  • Your lordshipp is learned as well as I (it is bootles & I should offer you the bootes), you knowing the Latine to expounde.

    Narcissus

    Unknown

  • Charles's Wain lay inverted in the northern horizon; Bootes had driven his sparkling herd down the slope of the western sky.

    The Golden Dog

    William Kirby


British Dictionary definitions for bootes

Boötes

noun Latin genitive Boötis (bəʊˈəʊtɪs)
  1. a constellation in the N hemisphere lying near Ursa Major and containing the first magnitude star Arcturus
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Word Origin

C17: via Latin from Greek: ploughman, from boōtein to plough, from bous ox
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bootes in Science

Boötes

[bō-ōtēz]
  1. 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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