Achernar meaning

ākər-när
A star in the constellation Eridanus that is one of the brightest stars in the sky and is 114 light years from Earth.
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The brightest star in the constellation Eridanus: magnitude, 0.45
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Origin of achernar

  • From Arabic ’aḫīr an-nahr the end of the river (referring to the star's position in the constellation Eridanus) ’aḫīr last, end ℵḫr in Semitic roots al- the nahr river nhr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition