--- Diana K Rosenberg <fixed.stars@...
> Mark sent:
> Re: Saw this interesting star names page
> Posted by: "mahtezcatpoc" mahtezcatpoc@...
> Date: Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:47 pm (PDT)
> I added some of these stars to my "mystars" menu in
> SolarFire (those
> that weren't already there).
> Mark A. Holmes
> Respectfully suggest caution; Steven Gibson, whose
> page it is, wrote:
> Disclaimer: This table was created merely for
> recreational use, and
> should not be considered authoritative. It contains
> data taken from a number
> of sources, with no attempt made to evaluate their
> veracity; I'm not a
> linguist! Furthermore, the table is not complete. At
> some point it would be
> nice to add information from the second set of
> references listed below.
> Unfortunately, the time I can devote to this anymore
> is essentially zero, so
> the odds of anything happening are remote.
> For instance, he has
> Kabdhilinan "anklebone of the rein-holder"
> but Iota is in Auriga's knee; if you want to use
> that name, give it to Gamma
> Aurigae (see page 91,
> Allen's Star Names)
That is, Beta Tauri, or Alnath.
How do you like Al Tawabi al Ayyuk or just Al Tawabi
for Iota Aurigae? (Allen, top of page 90 and the
middle of page 91.)
> Mirzam ?? (no known translation)
> Allen (p 129) has Murzim, generally but less
> correctly Mirzam, and
> occasionally Mirza, is from
> Al Murzim, the Announcer (footnote has "literally,
> the Roarer")
> I guess he doesn't have Allen!
I thought some of it might be useful--I'd seen some of
it given elsewhere--but yes, be cautious.
Mark A. Holmes
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