Aldebaran

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic الدبران (al-dabarān, the follower) (because it follows the Pleiades).

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Aldebaran

  1. (astronomy) One of the brightest stars in the sky, now recognised to be a binary star in the constellation Taurus (alpha (α) Tauri); an orange giant, 68 light years from Earth. [from 14th c.]
    • c. 1390, John Gower, Confessio Amantis:
      To telle riht as he began, / The ferste sterre Aldeboran, / The cliereste and the moste of alle, / Be rihte name men it calle []
    • 1874, Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd:
      The kingly brilliancy of Sirius pierced the eye with a steely glitter, the star called Capella was yellow, Aldebaran and Betelgueux shone with a fiery red.
    • 2012 December 9, Alan Pickup, in The Guardian:
      The brightest object depicted is Jupiter which stands near the red giant star Aldebaran in Taurus.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /al.də.ba.ʁɑ̃/

Proper noun[edit]

Aldebaran

  1. (astronomy) Aldebaran
    • 1854, Gérard de Nerval, ‘Sylvie’, Les Filles du feu:
      Tour à tour bleue et rose comme l'astre trompeur d’Aldebaran, c'était Adrienne ou Sylvie, – c'étaient les deux moitiés d'un seul amour.
      Blue and pink by turns like the deceptive star of Aldebaran, it was Adrienne and Sylvie – they were the two halves of a single love.

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Aldebaran m

  1. (astronomy) Aldebaran

Polish[edit]

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Aldebaran m

  1. (astronomy) Aldebaran

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