Definition of Rigel in English:

Rigel

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Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪdʒəl
 
, ˈrʌɪg(ə)l/
Astronomy
  • The seventh-brightest star in the sky, and the brightest in the constellation Orion. It is a blue supergiant nearly sixty thousand times as luminous as our sun.

Origin

from Arabic rijl 'foot (of Orion)'.

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