Definition of Rigel in English:

Rigel

proper noun

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.

Pronunciation

Rigel

/ˈrīj(ə)l/ /ˈraɪdʒ(ə)l/

Origin

From Arabic rijl ‘foot (of Orion)’.