Ursa Minor
noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Ursae Minoris), literally, lesser bear Date: 1638 a constellation that includes the north pole of the heavens and the stars which form the Little Dipper with the North Star at the tip of the handle — called also Little Bear

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  • Ursa Minor — Ursa Ur sa, n. [L. ursa a she bear, also, a constellation, fem. of ursus a bear. Cf. {Arctic}.] (Astron.) Either one of the Bears. See the Phrases below. [1913 Webster] {Ursa Major} [L.], the Great Bear, one of the most conspicuous of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursa Minor — n. [L, lit., Little Bear] a N constellation surrounded by Draco and containing the north celestial pole and the Little Dipper; the Little Bear or the Bear: see also POLARIS …   English World dictionary

  • Ursa Minor — Infobox Constellation name =Ursa minor abbreviation = UMi genitive = Ursae Minoris symbology = The Little Bear RA = 15 dec= +75 areatotal = 256 arearank = 56th numbermainstars = 7 numberbfstars = 23 numberstarsplanets = 1 numberbrightstars = 2… …   Wikipedia

  • Ursa Minor — Daten des Sternbildes Kleiner Bär Deutscher Name Kleiner Bär, Kleiner Wagen Lateinischer Name Ursa Minor Lateinischer Genitiv Ursae Minoris Lateinische Abkürzung UMi Lage am Himmelsnordpol …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ursa minor — Daten des Sternbildes Kleiner Bär Deutscher Name Kleiner Bär, Kleiner Wagen Lateinischer Name Ursa Minor Lateinischer Genitiv Ursae Minoris Lateinische Abkürzung UMi Lage am Himmelsnordpol …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ursa Minor — n. = the Little Bear (see BEAR(2)). Etymology: L, = lesser bear * * * Ursa Minor 7 [ˌɜːsə ˈmaɪnə(r)] [ˌɜːrsə] (also the ˌLittle ˈBear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ursa Minor — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), n. [OE. bere, AS. bera; akin to D. beer, OHG. bero, pero, G. b[ a]r, Icel. & Sw. bj[ o]rn, and possibly to L. fera wild beast, Gr. fh r beast, Skr. bhalla bear.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of the genus {Ursus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ursa Minor — /ɜsə ˈmaɪnə/ (say ersuh muynuh) noun (genitive Ursae Minoris /ɜsi məˈnɔrəs/ (say ersee muh nawruhs)) a northern constellation containing the stars forming the Little Dipper, the outermost of which (at the end of the tail of Ursa Minor) is Polaris …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ursa Minor — Ursa Mi|nor a group of stars in the northern sky, close to Ursa Major, which can easily be seen from Earth, and which includes the ↑Pole Star. It is also called the Little Bear or (in the US) the Little Dipper …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ursa Minor — Kleiner Wagen; Kleiner Bär * * * Ụrsa Minor   [lateinisch], das Sternbild Kleiner Bär …   Universal-Lexikon

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