Other Forms FormsShedar, Shadar, Sheder, Seder, Shedis, Shedir
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Meaning & History
Derives from the Arabic word şadr, meaning "breast" (referring to the star's placement near the "heart" of the constellation). This is the traditional name of the star Alpha Cassiopeiae in the constellation CASSIOPEIA.Alternative names for it include Al Dhāt al Kursiyy ("the lady in the chair") and Dath Elkarti.