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Dictionary of astronomical names

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomy -- Dictionaries.,
  • Astronomy -- Names.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 281-282.

    StatementAdrian Room.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB14 .R66 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination282 p. :
    Number of Pages282
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2401453M
    ISBN 100415012988
    LC Control Number87031670

    Honor definition is - good name or public esteem: reputation. How to use honor in a sentence. Synonym Discussion of honor. Is there an official list of pronunciations for the many many astronomical names that use non-English words. For instance, how do you pronounce Charon, Ceres, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris? The word MakeMake is Hawaiian and the correct Polynesian pronunciation of Make-make is not Maki-maki, but rather MAH-kay MAH-kay. But I want to know the correct astronomical pronunciation for this word and. Stars. Old Norse preserves almost no star-names, and mentions are often ambiguous. "The Star" (stjarna) indicated the constellation of the Pleiades, used for winter timekeeping at night.(Cleasby & Vígfusson An Icelandic-English Dictionary p. s.v. stjarna). However, to sailors "The Star" was the "lode-star" (leiðarstjarna) that we recognize as the North Star or Polaris today.


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