See also: riġel

English

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Etymology 1

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A corruption of Arabic رِجْل (rijl, foot, leg), in the Arabic name رِجْل الْجَبَّار (rijl al-jabbār, literally foot of the great one).

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Rigel

  1. (astronomy) A blue supergiant star in the constellation Orion; Beta (β) Orionis. The seventh brightest star in the night sky.
    Synonyms: Algebar, Elgebar
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Etymology 2

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Probably an Americanized spelling of German Reigel or Riegel.

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Rigel (plural Rigels)

  1. A surname from German.
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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Rigel is the 36630th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 610 individuals. Rigel is most common among White (91.48%) individuals.

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Cebuano

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Etymology

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From English Rigel, a corruption of Arabic رِجْل (rijl, foot, leg), in the Arabic name اَلرِّجْل اَلْجَبَّار (ar-rijl al-jabbār, the foot of the great one).

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Rigel

  1. a male given name
  2. (astronomy) Rigel; a blue supergiant star in the constellation Orion

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:Rigel.

Italian

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Etymology

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From a corruption of Arabic رِجْل (rijl, foot, leg), in the Arabic name اَلرِّجْل اَلْجَبَّار (ar-rijl al-jabbār, the foot of the great one).

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Rigel f

  1. Rigel

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Polish

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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Rigel m animal

  1. Rigel (β Orionis, a blue supergiant star)
    Synonym: Algebar

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Further reading

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  • Rigel in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Rigel in PWN's encyclopedia