American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A star in the constellation Eridanus that is one of the brightest stars in the sky and is 114 light-years from Earth.
- From Arabic 'aḫīr an-nahr, the end of the river (referring to the star's position in the constellation Eridanus) : 'aḫīr, last, end; see אḫr in Semitic roots + al-, the + nahr, river; see nhr in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“TALCAHUANO, Chile -- Eric Pineda peered deep into the Achernar's hold at a measly 10 tons of jack mackerel after four days in waters once so rich they filled the 57-foot boat in a few hours.”
“More and more, he considered leaving Romulus and traveling to Achernar Prime to seek an audience with the empress.”
“When he had met with the empress on Achernar Prime, he had genuinely believed her innocent of the crimes for which she had ultimately been arrested.”
“Tens of thousands taking to the streets on Achernar Prime.”
“We know of the various factions on Romulus and Achernar Prime.”
““The summit will not be on Achernar Prime,” she said.”
““So much of Achernar Prime is beautiful, Captain,” Donatra said.”
“Government security did try to shut down one of the protests on Achernar Prime.”
“There has so far been no word from the Hall of State or Achernar Prime about these developments.”
“In the sky above, the oblate form of Achernar shined a cool bluish white.”
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