Alpha Scorpii

noun

Alpha Scor·​pii -ˈskȯr-pē-ˌī How to pronounce Alpha Scorpii (audio)
astronomy
: antares

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin, "Alpha of Scorpius"

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alpha Scorpii was in 1858

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“Alpha Scorpii.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alpha%20Scorpii. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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