Etymology
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Rigel

bright star in Orion, 1590s, Rigel Algeuze, from Arabic Rijl Jauzah al Yusra "the Left Leg of the Central One," from rijl "foot."

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Definitions of Rigel

Rigel (n.)
the brightest star in Orion;
Synonyms: Beta Orionis
From wordnet.princeton.edu