Origin of North Star
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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But the North-star answered: 'I would not tell thee even if I knew.
Rising from my lair, I was soon homeward bound, guided by the north-star and an oriental constellation.The Iron Furnace
John H. Aughey
And next Mariatta asked the Moon, and received the same answer as the North-star had given.
- the North Star another name for Polaris (def. 1)
Word Origin and History for north star
"Pole Star, Polaris," Middle English norþe sterre (late 14c.); cf. Middle Dutch noirdstern, German nordstern.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- See Polaris.
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