Fomalhaut [foh-muh l-hawt, -muh-loh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Astronomy.

  1. a star of the first magnitude and the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus.

Origin of Fomalhaut First recorded in 1585–95, Fomalhaut is from the Spanish Arabic word fam al-ḥawt mouth of the fish; so called from its position in the constellation Examples from the Web for fomalhaut Historical Examples of fomalhaut

  • We’re four weeks from the nearest star, Fomalhaut; you know that as well as I do.

    The Marooner

    Charles A. Stearns

  • As far as anyone knew, the atmosphere of Fomalhaut V actually was poisonous.

    The Judas Valley

    Gerald Vance

  • Fomalhaut I don’t know about; I thought it French and masculine.

    The Letters of Ambrose Bierce

    Ambrose Bierce

  • Fomalhaut in the most southern fish of the constellation Pisces at 2h.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 267, August 4, 1827


  • And I don’t want you to balk at its hard name—Fomalhaut (pronounced fo´-mal-o).

    Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know

    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • British Dictionary definitions for fomalhaut Fomalhaut noun

    1. the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus, possessing a protoplanetary disc. Distance: 25 light years. Spectral type A3V

    Word Origin for Fomalhaut C16: from Arabic fum’l-hūt mouth of the fish, referring to its position in the constellation Word Origin and History for fomalhaut 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.

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