the eighteenth brightest star in the sky, located at the mouth of the Southern Fish, Piscis Austrinus or Piscis Australes (both q.v.), in the southern autumn sky. Fomlhaut is derived from the Arabic for fish\'s mouth. Appears in the legends of various cultures, e.g. in the Persian Empire of 3000 B.C. was one of the four royal stars watching over other stars, in Syria and Canaan it was the symbol of the fish god Dagon (q.v.)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fomalhaut — Constelación Piscis Austrinus Ascensión recta α 22h 57min 39.1s …   Wikipedia Español

  • Fomalhaut — α Piscis Austrini Données d observation (Époque J2000.0) Ascension droite 22h  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fomalhaut — Fo mal*haut , n. [Ar., prop., mouth of the large fish: cf. F. Fomalhaut.] (Astron.) A star of the first magnitude, in the constellation Piscis Australis, or Southern Fish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fomalhaut — (Fomahand, arab.), Stern erster Größe (α) im südlichen Fisch …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fomalhaut — (arab.), Stern erster Größe im Sternbild des südl. Fisches …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fomalhaut — (α PsA / α Piscis Austrini / Alpha Piscis Austrini) es la estrella más brillante de la constelación Piscis Austrinus y una de las estrellas más brillantes en el cielo nocturno. Su nombre significa boca de ballena , del Árabe فم الحوت fum al ħūt.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Fomalhaut —   [arabisch fam al hut »Maul des Fisches«], seit 1603 Name des Sterns α im Sternbild Südlicher Fisch, in Mitteleuropa nur im Herbst tief im Süden sichtbar; scheinbare visuelle Helligkeit 1m,16, Entfernung 7 pc ≈ 23 Lichtjahre.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Fomalhaut — bright star in the constellation Piscis Austrinis, 1594, from Arabic Fum al Hut the Fish s Mouth, which describes its position in the imaginary star picture …   Etymology dictionary

  • Fomalhaut — [fō′məl hôt΄, fō′məl ōt΄] n. [Fr < Ar fum al ḥūt, lit., mouth of the fish] the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus: magnitude, 1.2 …   English World dictionary

  • Fomalhaut — This article is about the star. For the extrasolar planet, see Fomalhaut b. Fomalhaut Debris ring around Fomalhaut showing location of planet Fomalhaut b imaged by Hubble Space Telescope s coronagraph …   Wikipedia

  • Fomalhaut — Datenbanklinks zu Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini) Stern Fomalhaut (α PsA) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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