Meaning of NORTHERN in English
adj. 1 of or in the north; inhabiting the north. 2 lying or directed towards the north. Northern hemisphere the half of the earth north of the equator. northern lights the aurora borealis. Northern States the States in the north of the US. northernmost adj.
[ OE northerne (as NORTH, -ERN) ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012