A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Virgo and Canes Venatici, containing the bright star Arcturus. Boötes is one of the earliest recorded constellations.
Origin of BootesLatin Boōtēs from Greek boōtēs plowman, Boötes from boōtein to plow from bous ox ; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.
OriginSee also: Bootes
From Latin Bootes, the constellation, from Ancient Greek Βοώτης