Arabic Star Names

Muhammad Salih Tahtawi of Sindh headed the task of creating this massive,, seamless celestial globe 1631

 

No. Proper Name Arabic Name Meaning Star
01 Acamar Akhir an-Nahr End of the river Theta Eri
02 Achernar Akhir an-Nahr End of the river Alpha Eri
03 Acrab Al-‘Aqrab The scorpion Beta Sco
04 Acubens Az-Zubana The claw Alpha Cnc
05 Adhafera Ad-Dafirah The curl Zeta Leo
06 Adhara Al-‘Adhara The maidens Epsilon CMa
07 Ain ‘Ain “Eye” of the Bull Epsilon Tau
08 Albali Al-Bali’ The swallower Epsilon Aqr
09 Alchibah Al-Khiba’ The tent Alpha Crv
10 Aldebaran Ad-Dabaran “Follower” of the Pleiades Alpha Tau
11 Alderamin Adh-Dhira’ al-Yamin ? The right forearm ? Alpha Cep
12 Alfirk Al-Firq The flock Beta Cep
13 Algedi Al-Jady The goat Alpha Cap
14 Algenib Al-Janb The flank Gamma Peg
15 Algieba Al-Jabhah “The forehead” of the lion Gamma Leo
16 Algebar Al-Jabbar The giant Beta Ori
17 Algol Al-Ghul The ghoul Beta Per
18 Algorab Al-Ghurab The raven Delta Crv
19 Alhena Al-Han’ah The brand-mark Gamma Gem
20 Alioth Al-Jawn The black horse Epsilon UMa
21 Alkaid Al-Qa’id “Leader” of the mourning maidens Eta UMa
22 Alkes Al-Ka’s The cup Alpha Crt
23 Almak ‘Anaq al-Ard Earth-kid Gamma And
24 Almeisan Al-Maisan The shining one Gamma Gem
25 Alnair An-Nayyir The bright one Alpha Gru
26 Alnair An-Nayyir The bright one Zeta Cen
27 Alnilam An-Nidham The string of pearls Epsilon Ori
28 Alnitak An-Nitaq The belt Zeta Ori
29 Alphard Al-Fard The solitary one Alpha Hya
30 Alphecca Al-Fakkah “The broken” ring of stars Alpha CrB
31 Alpheratz Surrat al-Faras Navel of the steed Alpha And
32 Alsafi Al-Athafi “The tripods” for cooking on Sigma Dra
33 Alsuhail Suhail Un-translated Lambda Vel
34 Altair At-Ta’ir “The flying” eagle Alpha Aql
35 Altais At-Tinnin The great serpent Delta Dra
36 Alterf At-Tarf “The glance” of the lion Lambda Leo
37 Aludra Al-‘Udhrah The maidenhead Eta CMa
38 Alula Australis Al-Qafzah al-Ula The southern one of “the first leap” Xi UMa
39 Alula Borealis Al-Qafzah al-Ula The northern one of “the first leap” Nu UMa
40 Alya Al-Alyah The fatty tail of a sheep Theta Ser
41 Angetenar ‘Arjat an-Nahr Curve of the river Tau2 Eri
42 Ankaa Al-‘Anka’ Phoenix Alpha Phe
43 Arkab Al-‘Urqub The heel-tendon Beta Sgr
44 Arneb Al-Arnab The hare Alpha Lep
45 Arrakis Ar-Raqis The dancer Mu Dra
46 Atik Al-‘Atiq “The shoulder” of the Pleiades Omicron Per
47 Auva Al-‘Awwa’ The barker Delta Vir
48 Azha Al-Udhi The hatching-place Eta Eri
49 Baham Al-Biham The livestock Theta Peg
50 Baten Kaitos Batn Qaytus Belly of Cetus Zeta Cet
51 Beid Al-Baid The eggs Omicron1 Eri
52 Benetnash Banat Na’sh Daughters of the bier Eta UMa
53 Betelgeuse Yad al-Jauza’ Hand of Orion Alpha Ori
54 Botein Al-Butain The little belly Delta Ari
55 Caph Al-Kaff “The palm” of the Pleiades Beta Cas
56 Celbalrai Kalb ar-Ra’i The shepherd’s dog Beta Oph
57 Chort Al-Kharat The rib Theta Leo
58 Cursa Al-Kursi The chair Beta Eri
59 Dabih Sa’d adh-dhabih The lucky star of “the slaughterer” Beta Cap
60 Deneb Dhanab ad-Dajajah Tail of the hen Alpha Cyg
61 Deneb Dhanab ad-Dulfin Tail of the Dolphin Epsilon Del
62 Deneb Algedi Dhanab al-Jady Tail of the goat Delta Cap
63 Deneb Kaitos Dhanab Qaytus Tail of Cetus Beta Cet
64 Denebola Dhanab al-Asad Tail of the lion Beta Leo
65 Diphda Ad-Difdi’ The frog Beta Cet
67 Dschubba Al-Jabhah “The forehead” of the scorpion Delta Sco
68 Dubhe Ad-Dubb The bear Alpha UMa
69 Dziban Adh-Dhi’ban The two wolves Psi Dra
70 Edasich Adh-Dhikh The hyena Iota Dra
71 El Nath An-Nath The butting Beta Tau
72 Eltanin At-Tinnin The great serpent Gamma Dra
73 Enif Al-Anf The nose Epsilon Peg
74 Errai Ar-Ra’i The shepherd Gamma Cep
75 Fomalhaut Fam al-Hut Mouth of the fish Alpha PsA
76 Furud Al-Furud “Individual” stars Zeta CMa
77 Gienah Al-Janah The wing Gamma Crv
78 Gienah Al-Janah The wing Epsilon Cyg
79 Gomeisa Al-Ghumaisa’ The bleary-eyed one Beta CMi
80 Hadar Hadar Un-translated Beta Cen
81 Hamal Al-Hamal The ram Alpha Ari
82 Heka Al-Haq’ah The white spot Lambda Ori
83 Homam Sa’d al-humam The lucky star of “the high-minded man” Zeta Peg
84 Izar Al-Izar The loin-cloth Epsilon Boo
85 Jabbah Al-Jabhah “The forehead” of the scorpion Nu Sco
86 Kaffaljidhma Al-Kaff al-Jadhma’ The cut-short hand Gamma Cet
87 Kaus Australis Al-Qaus The southern one of “the bow” Epsilon Sgr
88 Kaus Borealis Al-Qaus The northern one of “the bow” Lambda Sgr
89 Kaus Media Al-Qaus The middle one of “the bow” Delta Sgr
90 Keid Al-Qaid The broken egg-shells Omicron2 Eri
91 Kitalpha Qit’at al-Faras Part of the horse Alpha Equ
92 Kokab Al-Kaukab The star Beta UMi
93 Kurhah Al-Qurhah “The blaze” on a horse’s brow Xi Cep
94 Lesath Al-Las’ah The sting Upsilon Sco
95 Maasym Al-Mi’sam The wrist Lambda Her
96 Maaz Al-Ma’z The he-goat Epsilon Aur
97 Marfik Al-Mirfaq The elbow Lambda Oph
98 Markab Mankib al-Faras “The shoulder” of the horse Alpha Peg
99 Matar Sa’d Matar The lucky star of “the rain” Eta Peg
100 Mebsuta Al-Mabsutah “The outstretched” paw Epsilon Gem
101 Megrez Al-Maghriz “The insertion-point” of the Bear’s tail Delta UMa
102 Meissa Al-Maisan The shining one Lambda Ori
103 Mekbuda Al-Maqbudah “The pulled-in” paw Zeta Gem
104 Menkalinan Mankib Dhi-al-‘Inan Shoulder of the rein-holder Beta Aur
105 Menkar Al-Minkhar The nostril Alpha Cet
106 Menkib Al-Mankib “The shoulder” of the Pleiades Xi Per
107 Merak Al-Maraqq The loins Beta UMa
108 Mintaka Al-Mintaqah The belt Delta Ori
109 Mirak Al-Mi’zar The loin-cloth Beta And
110 Mirfak Al-Mirfaq “The elbow” of the Pleiades Alpha Per
111 Mizar Al-Maraqq The loins Zeta UMa
112 Mothallah Al-Muthallath The triangle Alpha Tri
113 Muphrid Al-Mufrid The solitary one Eta Boo
114 Murzim Al-Murzim The roarer Beta CMa
115 Nashira Sa’d Nashirah The lucky star of Nashirah (un-translated) Gamma Cap
116 Nekkar Al-Baqqar The cattleman Beta Boo
117 Nasl An-Nasl The arrowhead Gamma Sgr
118 Nihal An-Nihal The camels quenching their thirst Beta Lep
119 Nusakan An-Nasaqan The two series Beta CrB
120 Okda Al-‘Uqdah The knot Alpha Psc
121 Phact Al-Fakhitah The dove Alpha Col
123 Phad Al-Fakhidh The thigh Gamma UMa
124 Pherkad Al-Farqad The calf Gamma UMi
125 Rasalased Ra’s al-Asad Head of the lion Mu Leo
126 Rasalgethi Ra’s al-Jathi Head of the kneeling one Alpha Her
127 Rasalhague Ra’s al-Hawwa’ Head of the snake-man Alpha Oph
128 Rastaban Ra’s ath-Thu’ban Head of the snake Beta Dra
129 Rigel Ar-Rijl The foot Beta Ori
130 Rigilkent Rijl Qanturus Foot of the centaur Alpha Cen
131 Risha Ar-Risha’ The rope Alpha Psc
132 Rukbah Ar-Rukbah The knee Delta Cas
133 Rukbat Ar-Rukbah The knee Alpha Sgr
134 Sabik As-Sabiq The preceding Eta Oph
135 Sadachbia Sa’d al-Akhbiyah Lucky star of the tents Gamma Aqr
136 Sadalbari Sa’d al-Bari’ Lucky star of the excellent one Mu Peg
137 Sadalmelik Sa’d al-Malik Lucky star of the king Alpha Aqr
138 Sadalsuud Sa’d as-Su’ud Luck of lucks Beta Aqr
139 Sadr As-Sadr The breast Gamma Cyg
140 Saiph As-Saif The sword Kappa Ori
141 Scheat As-Saq The leg Beta Peg
142 Shaula Ash-Shaulah The raised tail of the scorpion Lambda Sco
143 Shedir As-Sadr The breast Alpha Cas
144 Sheratan Ash-Sharatan The two signs Beta Ari
145 Sirrah Surrat al-Faras Navel of the steed Alpha And
146 Skat As-Saq The leg Delta Aqr
147 Sulafat As-Sulahfah The tortoise Gamma Lyr
148 Tania Australis Ath-Thaniyah The southern one of “the second” leap Mu UMa
149 Tania Borealis Ath-Thaniyah The northern one of “the second” leap Lambda UMa
150 Talitha Australis Ath-Thalithah The southern one of “the third” leap Kappa UMa
151 Talitha Borealis Ath-Thalithah The northern one of “the third” leap Iota UMa
152 Tarf At-Tarf “The glance” of the lion Beta Cnc
153 Thuban Ath-Thu’ban The snake Alpha Dra
154 Unukalhai ‘Unuq al-Hayyah Neck of the snake Alpha Ser
155 Vega Al-Waqi’ “The stooping” eagle Alpha Lyr
156 Wasat Wasat as-Sama’ “Middle” of the sky Delta Gem
157 Wazn Al-Wazn The weight Beta Col
158 Wezen Al-Wazn The weight Delta CMa
159 Yed Prior Al-Yad The preceding one of “the hand” Delta Oph
160 Yed Posterior Al-Yad The succeeding one of “the hand” Epsilon Oph
161 Zaniah Az-Zawiyah The angle Epsilon Vir
162 Zaurac Az-Zawraq The boat Gamma Eri
163 Zavijava Zawiyat al-‘Awwa’ Angle of the barker Beta Vir
164 Zubenelgenubi Az-Zuban al-Janubi The southern claw Alpha Lib
165 Zubeneshamali Az-Zuban ash-Shamali The northern claw Beta Lib

 

This list is not complete, but it is extensive. To the best of my knowledge, it is in the public domain. There is also a great deal of useful, related information at Muslim Hetitage Wikipedia also has a good list showing the Arabic script.

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