(also Rigil Kentaurus)Astronomy
The star α Centauri, a significant star of the southern sky.
Rigel Kentaurus/ˌrʌɪɡl kɛnˈtɔːrəs/ /ˌrʌɪdʒl kɛnˈtɔːrəs/
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Sherburne (d. 1702), translator and poet. From post-classical Latin Rigil Kentaurus from Arabic rijl qanṭūris foot of the centaur.
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