Category:Constellation genitives

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Broom icon.svg A user suggests that this Undetermined category be cleaned up, giving the reason: "page is wrong (e.g. Big Dipper and Fische are modern non-Latin constellation names), and needs language classification (English or Translingual?)".
Please see the discussion on Requests for cleanup(+) or the talk page for more information and remove this template after the problem has been dealt with.

All modern constellation names are Latin proper names or words. Some stars within a constellation are named using the Bayer designation (wikipedia). This is formed using the genitive, or sometimes the ablative, of the constellation in which they are found. These are formed by using the usual rules of Latin grammar. A typical star designation would be α Centauri or Alpha Centauri,

See also[edit]