Mirfak

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noun Mir·fak \ˈmir-ˌfak, ˈmər-\

Definition of Mirfak

astronomy

  1. :  a yellow-white giant star of the second magnitude that is the brighest star in the constellation Perseus She says that in former times, when the star we call Mirfak in the constellation Perseus began to approach the sun, it signaled the beginning of the buffalo's spring migrations through the gap. — Ian Frazier, On The Rez, 2000 —called also Alpha Persei

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1905

First Known Use of mirfak

1905


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