Rigel

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A corruption of Arabic رِجْل (rijl, foot, leg), in the Arabic name اَلرِّجْل اَلْجَبَّار (ar-rijl al-jabbār, the foot of the great one).

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Rigel

  1. (astronomy) A blue supergiant star in the constellation Orion; Beta (β) Orionis. The seventh brightest star in the night sky.

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Etymology[edit]

From a corruption of Arabic رِجْل (rijl, foot, leg), in the Arabic name اَلرِّجْل اَلْجَبَّار (ar-rijl al-jabbār, the foot of the great one).

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Rigel f

  1. Rigel