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kəˈpɛl əcapel·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Capellanoun

    the brightest star in Auriga

  2. Gallinago, genus Gallinago, Capella, genus Capellanoun



  1. Capellanoun

    A bright double star in the constellation Auriga; Alpha (u03B1) Aurigae.

    Etymology: From capella, "she-goat" or "kid"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capellanoun

    a brilliant star in the constellation Auriga

    Etymology: [L., a little goat, dim. of caper a goat.]


  1. Capella

    Capella is the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, the sixth brightest star in the night sky and the third brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Arcturus and Vega. Although it appears to be a single star to the naked eye, it is actually a star system of four stars in two binary pairs. The first pair consists of two bright, large type-G giant stars, both with a radius around 10 times the Sun's, in close orbit around each other. These two stars are thought to be cooling and expanding on their way to becoming red giants. The second pair, around 10,000 astronomical units from the first, consists of two faint, small and relatively cool red dwarfs. The Capella system is relatively close, at only 42.2 light-years from Earth.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Capella

    a reddish star of the first magnitude in the northern constellation of Auriga.

  2. Capella

    an encyclopædist, born in North Africa in the 5th century; author of a work called the "Satiricon," a strange medley of curious learning.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. capella

    The lucida of Auriga, and a nautical star.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capella in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capella in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    come out into view, as from concealment
    • A. emerge
    • B. deny
    • C. acclaim
    • D. demolish

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