Alpha Boötis


Alpha Bo·​ö·​tis -bō-ˈō-təs How to pronounce Alpha Boötis (audio)
: arcturus

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, "Alpha of Boötes"

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alpha Boötis was in 1859

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“Alpha Boötis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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