Regulus meaning

rĕgyə-ləs
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A multiple star, the brightest star in the constellation Leo: magnitude, 1.36
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Died 250? b.c.; Rom. consul & general in the 1st Punic War.
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A bright triple star in the constellation Leo, with an apparent magnitude of 1.35. Scientific name: Alpha Leonis.
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A bright double star in the constellation Leo, approximately 78 light years from Earth.
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An impure metal formed beneath slag during the smelting of ores.
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(astronomy) A star in the constellation Leo; alpha (α) Leonis.
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A Roman cognomen.
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The metallic mass that sinks to the bottom of a furnace or crucible during smelting.
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A relatively impure intermediate product of various ores in smelting.
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Origin of regulus

  • Latin rēgulus diminutive of rēx rēg- king reg- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin rēgulus diminutive of rēx rēg- king regulus

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

  • Latin regulus (“petty king").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin regulus.

    From Wiktionary