Betelgeuse
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Given Name BETELGEUSE

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Astronomy
PRONOUNCED: BEET-əl-jooz (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

The name of the star that marks the right shoulder of the constellation Orion. It is derived from Arabic يد الجوزا (yad al-Jawza) meaning "the hand of Jawza". جوزا (Jawza) meaning "central one" was the old Arabic name for the constellation Orion (also for Gemini).

Categories

celestial, nature, space, stars

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