Al·​der·​a·​min al-ˈder-ə-mən How to pronounce Alderamin (audio)
: a white variable star of the second magnitude that is the brightest star in the constellation Cepheus
Five thousand years hence, Alderamin, in Cepheus will be the North Star, and 12,000 years from now it will be brilliant Vega in Lyra.Phillip D. Stern, St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, 1 May 1988

called also Alpha Cephei

Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alderamin was in 1799

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“Alderamin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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