Rigel

noun
Ri·​gel | \ ˈrī-jəl How to pronounce Rigel (audio) , -gəl; ˈri-jəl \

Definition of Rigel

: a first-magnitude star in the left foot of the constellation Orion

First Known Use of Rigel

1592, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rigel

Arabic Rijl, literally, foot

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“Rigel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rigel. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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