BETELGEUSE
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Astronomy
PRONOUNCED: BEE-təl-joos (English)   [key]
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).
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