Star Names


ANDROMEDA (And, ANDROMEDAE): the daughter of Cassiopeia
ALPHAAndAlpheratz or Sirrah (also delta Peg)"navel of the steed"
BETAAndMirach"the loins"
GAMMAAndAlmach"earthkid" (Arabian weasel-like mammal)
XIAndAdhil(train of a garment)

ANTLIA (Ant, ANTLIAE): the pump

APUS (Aps, APODIS): the bird of paradise

AQUARIUS (Aqr, AQUARII): the water carrier
ALPHAAqrSadal Melik"lucky star of the king"
BETAAqrSadan Suud"luck of lucks"
GAMMAAqrSadachbia"lucky star of the tents"
DELTAAqrSkat"leg"
EPSILONAqrAl Bali"the swallower"
THETAAqrAncha"hip-bone"
CHIAqrSitula"water jar"
PIAqrSeat(possibly the same etymology as Scheat or Skat)

AQUILA (Aql, AQUILAE): the eagle
ALPHAAqlAltair"flying one"
BETAAqlAlshain"falcon"
GAMMAAqlTarazed"plundering falcon"
IotaAqlAl Thalimaim (with Lamda)"the two ostriches" (with Lamda)
LambdaAqlAl Thalimaim (with Iota)"the two ostriches" (with Iota)

ARA (Ara, ARAE): the altar
ALPHAAraChoo"staff" or "club" (Chinese)

ARIES (Ari, ARIETIS): the ram
ALPHAAriHamal"ram"
BETAAriSheratan"the two signs" (Pisces & Aries)
GAMMAAriMesarthrim"the fat ram"
DELTAAriBotein"little belly"

AURIGA (Aur, AURIGAE): the charioteer
ALPHAAurCapella"she-goat"
BETAAurMenkalinan"shoulder of him of the reins" (Charioteer)
DELTAAurPrijipati"Lord of Creation" (Sanskrit/Pali)
EPSILONAurMaaz"he-goat"
ZETAAurSadatonione of "the kids"
IOTAAurAl Khabdhilinan?

BOOTES (Boo, BOOTIS): the oxherd
ALPHABooArcturus"bear-guard"
BETABooNekkar or Nakkar"cattleman"
GAMMABooSeginus?
EPSILONBooMirak, Izar, or Pulcherrima"loins" or "loincloth"
ETABooMuphrid"the solitary"
MUBooAlkalurops"shepherd's crook"

CAELUM (Cae, CAELI): the graving tool

CAMELOPARDALIS (Cam, CAMELOPARDALIS): the giraffe

CANCER (Cnc, CANCRI): the crab
ALPHACncAcubens"claw"
BETACncTarf"tip"
GAMMACncAsellus Borealis"northern donkey"
DELTACncAsellus Australis"southern donkey"
ZETACncTegmeni or Tegmine"cover"

CANES VENATICI (CVn, CANUM VENATICORUM): the hunting dogs
ALPHACVnCor Caroli"heart of Charles" (II of England)
BETACVnChara"dear"

CANIS MAJOR (CMa, CANIS MAJORIS): the greater dog
ALPHACMaSirius"scorching"
BETACMaMurzim or Murzam"the roarer" (to announce Sirius)
GAMMACMaMuliphein"star to swear by"
DELTACMaWezen"weight"
EPSILONCMaAdhara"maidens"
ZETACMaFurud"apes"
ETACMaAludra"maidenhead"

CANIS MINOR (CMi, CANIS MINORIS): the lesser dog
ALPHACMiProcyon"before the dog"
BETACMiGomeisa"the bleary eyed"

CAPRICORNUS (Cap, CAPRICORNI): the horned goat
ALPHACapAl Giedi"goat"
BETACapDabih"slaughterer"
GAMMACapNashira"field"
DELTACapDeneb Algiedi"tail of the goat"

CARINA (Car, CARINAE): the keel of the Argo
ALPHACarCanopusMenelaus's helmsman (also Egyptian seaport)
BETACarMiaplacidus"placid waters"
DELTACarKoo She"bow and arrow"
EPSILONCarAvior? (modern)
IOTACarScutulum or Aspidiske"little shield"

CASSIOPEIA (Cas, CASSIOPEIAE): the wife of Cepheus
ALPHACasSchedar or Shedir"breast"
BETACasCaph"palm" (reaching from the Pleiades)
GAMMACasTsih or Cih"whip"? (Chinese)
DELTACasRuchbah or Rukbah"knee"
EPSILONCasSegin or Navi?
ETACasAchird?

CENTAURUS (Cen, CENTAURI): the centaur
ALPHACenRigel Kentaurus or Rigilkent"foot of the centaur"
BETACenHadar or Agena"the settled land" or ?
GAMMACenMuhlifain"star sworn by"
THETACenMenkent"shoulder of the centaur"
KAPPACenKe Kwan(cavalry officer)

CEPHEUS (Cep, CEPHEI): the king of Ethiopia or Joppa
ALPHACepAlderamin"right forearm"
BETACepAlfirk"flock"
GAMMACepEr Rai"shepherd"
ZETACepKurhah"blaze" (horse's brow)
MUCepThe Garnet Star"The Garnet Star"

CETUS (Cet, CETI): the whale (or whatever) menacing Andromeda
ALPHACetMenkar or Menkab"nostril"
BETACetDiphda or Deneb Kaitos"frog" or "tail of Cetus"
GAMMACetKaffaljidhm"cut-short hand" (reaching from the Pleiades)
ZETACetBaten Kaitos"belly of Cetus"
IOTACetSchemali?
OMICRONCetMira"wonderful"

CHAMAELEON (Cha, CHAMAELEONTIS): the chamaeleon

CIRCINUS (Cir, CIRCINI): a pair of compasses

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Steven Gibson