Etymology
Advertisement

Rigel

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

updated on August 19, 2021

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of Rigel from WordNet

Rigel (n.)
the brightest star in Orion;
Synonyms: Beta Orionis
From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.