Definitions

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  • proper n. An orange giant star, the brightest in the constellation of Draco.

Etymologies

From the Arabic رأس التنّين (ra’s at-tinnīn, "the dragon’s head"), from رأس (ra’s, "head") + تنين (tinnīn, "dragon") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Eltanin, the Dragon's nose, is the homestar of the Dracs.

    Enemy Mine

  • I took another look at Eltanin, then got back in my car.

    Enemy Mine

  • The rising of Eltanin was visible about thirty-five hundred years B.C.

    A Field Book of the Stars

  • Eltanin, one of the Dragon's eyes, is noted for its connection with the discovery of the law of aberration of light.

    A Field Book of the Stars

  • Eltanin (Gamma Draconis) that is the brightest star in Draco, with an apparent magnitude of 2.24.

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  • As the Red Scare ended and pages of dubious pseudoscientific theories yellowed over time, some might have thought that the origins of the "Eltanin Antenna" would remain a mystery through the ages, until 2003 when researcher Tom DeMary set the record straight.

    TreeHugger

  • As the news of the true origins of the "Eltanin Antenna" spread, and nature was given due credit for the creature's odd design, some in the pseudoscientific community expressed disappointment that their 'alien artifact' proved to be of this world after all.

    TreeHugger

  • A biologists aboard the Eltanin named Dr. Thomas Hopkins, perhaps one of the first to sea the photograph, speculated that long object, with several protruding spokes, was in fact some form of plant life.

    TreeHugger

  • , usually reserved for the brightest stars in a constellation, it is [[Eltanin]] (Gamma Draconis) that is the brightest star in Draco, with an apparent magnitude of 2.24.

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  • Despite [[Thuban]] having the alpha [[Bayer designation]], usually reserved for the brightest stars in a constellation, it is [[Eltanin]] (Gamma Draconis) that is the brightest star in Draco, with an apparent magnitude of 2.24.

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