EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Astronomy a first-magnitude star in the constellation Cygnus. Origin of Deneb
First recorded in
1865–70, Deneb is from the Arabic word dhanab a tail
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Above him was the enormous triangle formed by
Deneb, Vega, and Altair.
Deneb, Rigel and Procyon, he would visit them all.
During his transmigration he had been briefed for the trouble on
But obviously, since he was weightless, he was not on
Overhead Altair formed a great triangle with
Deneb and Vega. British Dictionary definitions for deneb noun the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus and one of the brightest but remotest stars in the night sky. Visual magnitude: 1.25; spectral type: A2I Word Origin for Deneb
C19: from Arabic
dhanab a tail
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Word Origin and History for deneb
1867, bright star in the tail of the constellation Cygnus the Swan, from Arabic
Al Dhanab al Dajajah "the Hen's Tail."
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A white supergiant star. It is the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus, with an apparent magnitude of 1.26. Deneb, along with Vega and Altair, form the Summer Triangle asterism. Scientific name: Alpha Cygnus. See Note at Rigel.
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