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    Arc"tic, a. Etym: [OE. artik, OF. artique, F. arctique, L. arcticus,
    fr. Gr. ursus bear, Skr.
    Defn: Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation
    called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole, circle,
    region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night, temperature.
    Note: The arctic circle is a lesser circle, parallel to the equator,
    23� 28' from the north pole. This and the antarctic circle are called
    the polar circles, and between these and the poles lie the frigid
    zones. See Zone.

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