• IPA: /sɛpˈtɛntɹɪənəl/


  1. (rare, literary) Pertaining to the north; northern.
    • 1901, George Gissing, By the Ionian Sea, chapter 9.
      Cow's milk could be obtained in very small quantities, but it was of evil flavour; butter, in the septentrional sense of the word, did not exist.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
      Well, no, we are all septentrional here, all a bit cool. What is mother? Genova and the Alto Adige. Coolest of them all.
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