- a blue-white giant star in the constellation Orion, with apparent magnitude +1.63.
Origin of Bellatrix
Examples from the Web for bellatrix
Catwoman gets knocked up and, for some ungodly reason goes to see Bellatrix LaStrange from Harry Potter and Borat.SAG Awards 2013: Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey & More Best Moments (VIDEO)
January 28, 2013
"Hasten your work, Sextus, if you wish to sketch the Venus bellatrix," said Carinus.A Christian But a Roman
About 9° west of Bellatrix are eight stars in a curved line running north and south.A Field Book of the Stars
William Tyler Olcott
The star on the left shoulder is γ or Bellatrix, of second magnitude; that of the right foot, χ, is almost of the third.Astronomy for Amateurs
More than two centuries would elapse in passage to a far-off star like Bellatrix.Starman's Quest
- the third brightest star in the constellation Orion
Word Origin and History for bellatrix
bright star in the left shoulder of Orion, from Latin bellatrix "a female warrior," frequently used as an adjective, "warlike, skilled in war," fem. of bellator "to wage war," from bellum "war" (see bellicose). The Latin name, from the Alfonsine Tables (mid-13c.), very loosely translates the Arabic name for the star, Al Najid "the conqueror."
In astrology it was the natal star of all destined to great civil or military honors, and rendered women born under its influence lucky and loquacious; or as old Thomas Hood said, "Women born under this constellation shall have mighty tongues." [Allen]