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Fomalhaut

[ foh-muhl-hawt, -muh-loh ]
/ ˈfoʊ məlˌhɔt, -məˌloʊ /
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noun Astronomy.

a star of the first magnitude and the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus.

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Origin of Fomalhaut

First recorded in 1585–95; from Spanish Arabic fam al-ḥawt “mouth of the fish”; so called from its position in the constellation Piscis Austrinus (Latin , literally “southern fish”)
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Fomalhaut
/ (ˈfəʊməˌləʊt) /

noun

the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, possessing a protoplanetary disc. Distance: 25 light years. Spectral type A3V

Word Origin for Fomalhaut

C16: from Arabic fum'l-hūt mouth of the fish, referring to its position in the constellation
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