Definitions

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  • proper n. Alpha Persei, a yellow supergiant star in the constellation of Perseus.

Etymologies

From Arabic مرفق (mirfaq) "elbow". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's path of maximal brightness carried it through the constellation of Perseus, crossing in front of two of that constellation's stars in particular - Mirfak, and Algol.

    House of Eratosthenes

  • Of special significance for me is the star Mirfak, the elbow of Perseus's sword arm.

    House of Eratosthenes

  • The recent outburst of Comet 17P Holmes was shown in English crop pictures two years ago: both its stellar location in Perseus on October 25, 2007, and its conjunction with Mirfak on November

    EXOPOLITICS: Politics, Government, and Law in the Universe

  • The next bright star, located along the same line, Marfak (sometimes spelled Mirfak), is the brightest star of Perseus.

    SPACE.com

  • The post — which is indeed pretty funny — includes this classic passage: “… There were two stars that were highlighted by the comet’s passage, Mirfak, and Algol.

    Daily Digest: Obama's Outreach (Or Lack Thereof)

  • "If you have to get to, say, Mirfak, in 2 standard days, you can, now.

    the ship who sang

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