- you know, claws make sense for scales as well, especially if you
think of justice in terms of retribution. I like to think its more a
matter of making sure one has the story straight and not abusing
innocents, but often people are more bent on revenge than justice.
sigh... I do wonder where the balance is.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, skar mkhan <kergezerge@g...>
> Dear Diana,
> With 'a' it's definitlely closer to the original Arabic name, even
> is the less often used form now. (as far as i know in cl. arabicthere were
> 'a', 'i' and 'u' only)the stars
> good luck,
> skar mkhan
> http://domeofthesky.com/clicks/zubenelgenubi.html :
> Other names for the star are Elgenubi, Kiffa Australis, or Elkhiffa
> Zubenelgenubi and Elgenubi derive from the Arabic name *Al Zuban al
> Janubiyyah*, "The Southern Claw." This name reflects the fact that
> of Libra once formed the claws of the Scorpion, Scorpius, the nextZodiac
> constellation to the east.partially
> The alternative names Kiffa Australis and Elkhiffa Australis are a
> Latinized version of the Arabic name *Al Kiffah al Janubiyyah*, "The
> Southern Pan (of the Scales)."
> > >
> > > > Zubenalgenubi (Alpha Librae)
> > That's Zubenelgenubi - no "a"