a giant, orange, binary, variable star, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus: magnitude, 0.87
Origin of AldebaranArabic al-dabar?n from al, the + dabar?n, following from dubara, to follow: so called because it follows the Pleiades
A binary star in the constellation Taurus, 68 light years from Earth, and one of the brightest stars in the sky.
Origin of AldebaranMiddle English Aldeboran from Medieval Latin Aldebaran from Arabic ad-dabarān al- the dabarān following (the Pleiades) ( from dabara to follow dpr)
From Arabic الدبران (al-dabarān, “the follower”) (because it follows the Pleiades).