Rigel

noun

Ri·​gel ˈrī-jəl How to pronounce Rigel (audio)
-gəl;
ˈri-jəl
: a first-magnitude star in the left foot of the constellation Orion

Word History

Etymology

Arabic Rijl, literally, foot

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rigel was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Rigel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rigel. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

Rigel

noun
Ri·​gel ˈrī-jəl How to pronounce Rigel (audio)
-gəl
: a bright star in the left foot of the Orion star group
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