from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A very bright, variable double star in the constellation Aquila, approximately 15.7 light-years from Earth.
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- proper n. The brightest star in the constellation Aquila; Alpha (α) Aquilae. It is the twelfth brightest star in the sky, and forms one corner of the Summer Triangle.
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- n. double star 15.7 light years from Earth; the brightest star in the Aquila constellation
Arabic (an-nasr) aṭ-ṭā'ir, the flying (eagle) : al-, the + ṭā'ir, flying, active participle of ṭāra, to fly; see ṭyr in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Arabic النسر الطائر (an-nasr aṭ-ṭāʾir, "the flying eagle"), from نسر (nasr, "eagle") + طائر (ṭāʾir, "flying"). (Wiktionary)