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Alcor

[al-kawr] /ælˈkɔr/
Astronomy
1.
a star, the fifth-magnitude companion of Mizar in the handle of the Big Dipper.
Origin
perhaps < Arabic al-khawr the low ground
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language
A subset of ALGOL.
[Sammet 1969, p. 180].
(1995-04-18)

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