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Alioth

[al-ee-oth] /ˈæl iˌɒθ/
noun, Astronomy.
1.
a star of the second magnitude in the constellation Ursa Major.
Origin of Alioth
< Arabic < ?
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  • Alioth is very nearly opposite Shedir in Cassiopeia, and at an equal distance from the Pole.

    A Field Book of the Stars William Tyler Olcott

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