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Albireo

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Etymology

From Arabic, via misunderstandings and mistranslations. The name of the star was originally al-Minhar al-Dajajah, "the hen's beak". Latin scholars misunderstood the name to come from a kind of herb, and translated it into ab ireo ("from ireus"). Later, people considered it as a misprint of an Arabic term, and transcribed it as al-bireo.

Proper noun

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Albireo

  1. (astronomy): A binary star in the constellation Cygnus; Beta (β) Cygni.

Translations

  • French: Albireo
  • German: Albireo

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