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The Names of the Stars and Constellations Compiled from the Latin, Greek ...
William Henry Higgins
No preview available - 2014
Akrab Almagest Alpha Beta Alpha Name Alpherat Andromeda apud Ideler Aquarius Arabic names Arabs called Argo Navis ased Asellus Asellus Australis Asellus Borealis Australis Azelfafge Bear Borealis Burj Canis Canis Minor Cepheus Chained Lady Cicero's Aratus claws Constellation Corona corrupted Cygni Delta Deneb Dervish's Dish dhahr Dhifda Elasippus Epsilon Feras Fish Gamma Gemini girdle goat Gomeiza grape gatherer Greeks called Haedi Hamal He-Goat Hebrew Hydra Iota Jidi Jugulae Kaitain Kaitos Kalb Kappa Kaws Kneeler Lambda Latin names Libra lion Maia Meaning Minor mizar Moonstation Moonstation f Name on charts Ophiuchus Pegasus Persian Pisces Pleiades Polaris Pollux Praesepe Procyon rabic Rasalgethi Rigel SAMUEL CLARKE Scheat Scorpio Septentrio Serpent Shedir Shelyak Simak Sirius Spica Star-names Stars and Constellations Suka Swan Tail Talitha Tania Tarazed Taurus Tawr Theta Thoreyya Thuban Triones Twins Unukalkay Urnis Ursa Vindemiatrix Vindemitor Virgo Waggon Waki Wasat Wega Winged Horse Zeta Zodiac Zosma
Page 6 - Their names are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces; the whole occupying a complete circle, or broad belt, in the heavens, called the Zodiac.
Page 8 - ... represent the four wheels, and the three others will represent the three horses. Above the centre of the three horses any one with clear sight may perceive a small star of the fifth or sixth magnitude, called the Cavalier. Each of these several stars is indicated, as is usual with all the constellations, by a Greek letter, the largest being denoted by the first letter. Thus the 4 stars in the quadrilateral are a, /3, y, S, and the 3 tail stars 6, £, 77.
Page 37 - THE TWELVE CONSTELLATIONS OF THE ZODIAC. Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Ram, Bull, Twins, Crab, Lion, Virgin.
Page 3 - ... altogether devoid of interest, nor unworthy attention even in such practical days as our own. The work before us is a neat little volume, written with just this purpose, to exhibit the meaning and correct the spelling of the old star-names. It is intended as the forerunner of a larger book which the author hopes to publish later on, upon the Names connected with the Stars and Constellations ; but fearing lest he should find himself forestalled, and should so lose all credit for the arduous labours...
Page 4 - Cycle,' as he says, p. 4, that " no English writer on Astronomy seems to have had any interest in tracing these ' Star Names ' to their original language and thus assigning some meaning to them.