Origin of Altair
Examples from the Web for altair
Altair doesn't find it necessary to eat eggs and toast, as I am doing this minute.Victor Ollnee's Discipline|Hamlin Garland
He recognized it as one of the natives of the grim starvation world of Altair Four.--And Devious the Line of Duty|Tom Godwin
We're beyond the position where the asteroid was sighted, moving along what the Altair figured as its orbit.Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|Harold Leland Goodwin
The body of the eagle is Altair, and the other two stars are the wings.
The surest and best way to find it is learn three bright stars first—Altair, Vega, and Deneb.
Word Origin for Altair
bright star in the constellation Aquila, 16c., from Arabic Al Nasr al Tair "the Flying Eagle," from tair, participle of tara "it flew."