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Altair

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noun Al·tair \al-ˈtī(-ə)r, -ˈter, ˈal-ˌ\

Definition of Altair

  1. :  the brightest star in the constellation Aquila



Origin and Etymology of altair

Arabic al-ṭā'ir, literally, the flier


First Known Use: 1759


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