Capella definition

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A double star in Auriga, the brightest star in the constellation, approximately 46 light years from Earth.
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(place, proper) A giant, yellow, binary, variable star, the brightest star in the constellation Auriga: magnitude, 0.08
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A binary star in the constellation Auriga. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, with an apparent magnitude of 0.08. Scientifc name: Alpha Auriga.
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(astronomy): A bright double star in the constellation Auriga; Alpha (α) Aurigae.
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Origin of capella

  • Latin diminutive of caper goat

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

  • From Latin capella, "she-goat" or "kid"

    From Wiktionary