Megrez meaning

mē'grĕz'
A star in the Big Dipper, in the constellation Ursa Major, approximately 82 light years from Earth.
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Origin of megrez

  • Short for Arabic maġriz aḏ-ḏanab ad-dubb al-’akbar the root of the tail of the greater bear from maġriz root from ġaraza to prick, insert ġrz in Semitic roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition