“sine-o-sure” | /ˈsaɪnəʃʊɹ/

n – (usually capitalized) Ursa Minor or Polaris, the North Star, used as a guide by navigators.


That which serves to guide or direct; a guiding star. Something that is the center of attention; an object that serves as a focal point of attraction and admiration.

“Let faith be your cynosure to walk by.”

From French cynosure (“Ursa Minor; Polaris”), from Latin Cynosūra (“Ursa Minor”), from Ancient Greek Κυνόσουρα (Kunósoura, “Ursa Minor”), literally “dog’s tail’, from κυνός (kunós, “dog’s”) + οὐρά (ourá, “tail”).