Deneb meaning

dĕnĕb
The brightest star in the constellation Cygnus, approximately 1,630 light years from Earth. Deneb is one of the stars that make up the Summer Triangle.
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A supergiant, variable star, the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus: magnitude, 1.25
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A white supergiant star. It is the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus, with an apparent magnitude of 1.26. Deneb, along with Vega and Altair, form the Summer Triangle asterism. Scientific name: Alpha Cygnus.
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(astronomy) A blue giant star in the constellation Cygnus; Alpha (α) Cygni. It forms one corner of the Summer Triangle. Deneb is one of the brightest stars in the night sky, and one of the most luminous stars known.
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Origin of deneb

  • Arabic ḏanab tail ḏnb in Semitic roots

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

  • From Arabic ذنب الدجاجة (dhanab ad-dajājah, “hen's tail”), from ذنب (“tail”) + دجاجة (“hen”).

    From Wiktionary