|Betelgeux or Betelgeuse|
|Mag. 0||Orion (alpha)|
|The Arabs called the constellation Orion "Al Jauzah", which has been
variously translated as "The Giant" or "The Central One", but it is not really understood. Betelgeux derives its name from
the Arabic (IND) "Ibt Al Jauzah" (or "Yad Al Jauza") meaning the armpit or hand of whatever Al Jauzah was supposed to be.|
Another theory links the star into the nearby constellation of Gemini, with the Arabic "Bait el Joose" meaning "House of the Twins". This explanation was given in a letter to Astronomy Now April 1998 by Eugenia Vernon-Roberts, and I am inclined to accept this.
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