Elnath

noun El·nath \ ˈel-ˌnath \
variants: or less commonly El Nath play \ˈel-ˈnath\ or Alnath play \ˈal-ˌnath\

Definition of Elnath

astronomy
:a blue-white star of the second magnitude that is the second brightest star in the constellation Taurus
  • There's a medium-bright reddish star on the lower rung of the arrow called Aldebaran, which is supposed to be the ruddy eye of the bull. You can extend the rungs of the arrow to the far left to reach the end of the beast's horns. One of the horns ends up at Elnath, technically part of Taurus but also one of the stars in the lopsided pentagon that makes up Auriga, the charioteer.
  • —Mike LynchSaint Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press18 Dec. 2003
called also Beta Tauri

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First Known Use of elnath

14th century


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