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Achernar

[ey-ker-nahr] /ˈeɪ kərˌnɑr/
noun, Astronomy
1.
a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Eridanus.
Origin
< Arabic ākhir al-nahr end of the river
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Achernar

/ˈeɪkəˌnɑː/
noun
1.
the brightest star in the constellation Eridanus, visible only in the S hemisphere. Visual magnitude: 0.5; spectral type: B3V; distance: 144 light years
Word Origin
from Arabic ākhīr al-nahr, literally: end of the river, alluding to the star's location in the constellation
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