Origin of Betelgeuse
Examples from the Web for betelgeuse
Cunningham knew only one of them by name—Betelgeuse, a red star, the apex of a triangle of which three stars formed the base.
It is odd, but my recollection is that it was the "sick enchantress" who cried "unto Betelgeuse a mystic word."The Letters of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Cunningham looked alternately from her to Betelgeuse and the moon.
And he estimated Betelgeuse to be two hundred and sixty million miles in diameter.The Prairie Child|Arthur Stringer
And, to my eye at least, Betelgeuse is redder than Arcturus.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
Word Origin for Betelgeuse
bright star in the shoulder of Orion, 1515, from Arabic Ibt al Jauzah "the Armpit of the Central One." Intermediary forms include Bed Elgueze, Beit Algueze.