Alpha Eridani


Alpha Erid·​a·​ni -i-ˈri-də-ˌnī How to pronounce Alpha Eridani (audio)
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Word History


borrowed from New Latin, "Alpha of Eridanus"

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alpha Eridani was in 1860

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“Alpha Eridani.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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