Northern regions; the north.
Origin of septentrionMiddle English from Old French from Latin septentriōnēs seven plow oxen, the seven principal stars of Ursa Major or Ursa Minor septem seven ; see sept&mlowring; in Indo-European roots. triōnēs ( pl. of triō triōn- plow ox ; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.)
- Shakespeare, Henry VI (act 1, scene 4)
- Thou art as opposite to every good / As the Antipodes are unto us, / Or as the south to the septentrion.
(comparative more septentrion, superlative most septentrion)
- (obsolete) Of or relating to the north; northern.