Altair Definition

ăl-tīr, -târ, ăltīr, -târ
noun
The brightest star in the constellation Aquila: magnitude, 0.76
Webster's New World

Origin of Altair

  • Arabic (an-nasr) aṭ-ṭā’ir the flying (eagle) al- the ṭā’ir flying active participle of ṭāra to fly ṭyr in Semitic roots

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

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