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  • noun (Astron.) A remarkable variable star in the constellation Cetus (ο Ceti).

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  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun astronomy A binary star in the constellation Cetus, Omicron (ο) Ceti. The system contains a variable red giant and a white dwarf. Its brightness varies from a magnitude 2 at its brightest to a magnitude 10 at its dimmest.

Etymologies

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Name of a 16th century Indian poetess, also called Mirabai, from Hindi मीरा (Mīrā, "wealthy, high born"), ultimately from Persian.

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Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1662. From Latin mīrus ("wonderful, surprising")

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