Meaning: bear-keeper.

This was the name given by the ancients to the brightest star in the constellation Bootes. In the King James Bible (Job 9:9; 38:32) it is translation of the Hebrew word “'Ayish (ash),” which probably means the constellation the Great Bear. This word ('Ayish) is supposed to be derived from an Arabic word meaning night-watcher, because the Great Bear always revolves around the North Pole, and never sets in the northern hemisphere.