The names of the stars and constellations compiled from the Latin, Greek, and Arabic; with their derivations and meanings

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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.
Page 7 - URANOGRAPHY a. — Alpha /3 —Beta y — Gamma 8 —Delta e — Epsilon — Zeta 17 — Eta 0 — Theta...

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