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Bellatrix

[ buh-ley-triks ]
/ bəˈleɪ trɪks /
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noun Astronomy.
a blue-white giant star in the constellation Orion, with apparent magnitude +1.63.
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Origin of Bellatrix

<Medieval Latin, Latin bellātrīx martial, waging war, equivalent to bellā(re) to wage war, (verbal derivative of bellum war) + -trīx-trix; apparently by association with bellātor a name for Orion (Latin: warrior), though precise connection with this star unexplained
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Bellatrix
/ (ˈbɛlətrɪks) /

noun
the third brightest star in the constellation Orion
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