Achernar

[ ey-ker-nahr ]
/ ˈeɪ kərˌnɑr /

noun Astronomy.

a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Eridanus.

Origin of Achernar

From the Arabic word ākhir al-nahr end of the river
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Achernar

/ (ˈeɪkəˌnɑː) /

noun

the brightest star in the constellation Eridanus, visible only in the S hemisphere. Visual magnitude: 0.5; spectral type: B3V; distance: 144 light years

Word Origin for Achernar

from Arabic ākhīr al-nahr, literally: end of the river, alluding to the star's location in the constellation
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