Alpha Hydrae


Alpha Hy·​drae -ˈhī-(ˌ)drē How to pronounce Alpha Hydrae (audio)
: alphard

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, "Alpha of Hydra"

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alpha Hydrae was in 1855

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“Alpha Hydrae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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