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Definitions for regulus
ˈrɛg yə ləs; -ˌlaɪreg·u·lus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Regulusnoun

    the brightest star in Leo

  2. Regulus, genus Regulusnoun

    a genus of birds of the family Sylviidae including kinglets

Wiktionary

  1. regulusnoun

    an impure metal formed beneath slag during the smelting of ores.

  2. Regulusnoun

    A star in the constellation Leo; alpha (u03B1) Leonis.

  3. Etymology: From Latin regulus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REGULUSnoun

    Regulus is the finer and most weighty part of metals, which settles at the bottom upon melting. John Quincy

    Etymology: Lat. regule, Fr.

Wikipedia

  1. Regulus

    Regulus is the brightest object in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. It has the Bayer designation designated α Leonis, which is Latinized to Alpha Leonis, and abbreviated Alpha Leo or α Leo. Regulus appears singular, but is actually a quadruple star system composed of four stars that are organized into two pairs. The spectroscopic binary Regulus A consists of a blue-white main-sequence star and its companion, which has not yet been directly observed, but is probably a white dwarf. The system lies approximately 79 light years from the Sun. HD 87884 is separated from Regulus by 176″ and is itself a close pair. Regulus, along with five slightly dimmer stars (Zeta Leonis, Mu Leonis, Gamma Leonis, Epsilon Leonis, and Eta Leonis) have collectively been called 'the Sickle', which is an asterism that marks the head of Leo.

ChatGPT

  1. regulus

    Regulus can have different meanings depending on the field. However, in general, it refers to: 1. A principle, pattern, or standard by which something is regulated or measured. 2. In astronomy, it is the brightest star in the constellation Leo. 3. In chemistry, it refers to a crude metal or a small but rich portion of a mineral substance primarily used in the earlier ages e.g. "Regulus of Antimony." 4. In history, it was also the title of various Roman and Byzantine officials. 5. Additionally, it's the genus of the Kinglet species of birds. The specific meaning of the term would, therefore, depend on the context in which it is being used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regulusnoun

    a petty king; a ruler of little power or consequence

  2. Regulusnoun

    the button, globule, or mass of metal, in a more or less impure state, which forms in the bottom of the crucible in smelting and reduction of ores

  3. Regulusnoun

    a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Leo; -- called also the Lion's Heart

  4. Etymology: [L., a petty king, prince, dim. of rex, regis, a king: cf. F. rgule. See Regal.]

Wikidata

  1. Regulus

    Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky, lying approximately 77.5 light years from Earth. Regulus is a multiple star system composed of four stars that are organized into two pairs. The spectroscopic binary Regulus A consists of a blue-white main-sequence star and its companion, which has not yet been directly observed, but is probably a white dwarf star. Located farther away is the pair Regulus B and Regulus C, which are dim main-sequence stars.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regulus

    reg′ū-lus, n. an intermediate and impure product in the smelting of metallic ores: antimony: the golden-crested wren.—adj. Reg′uline.—v.t. Reg′ulise. [L., 'little king.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Regulus

    a Roman of the Romans; was twice over Consul, in 267 and 256 B.C.; defeated the Carthaginians, both by sea and land, but was at last taken prisoner; being sent, after five years' captivity, on parole to Rome with proposals of peace, dissuaded the Senate from accepting the terms, and despite the entreaties of his wife and children and friends returned to Carthage according to his promise, where he was subjected to the most excruciating tortures.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. regulus

    α Leonis; the principal star in the old constellation Leo.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. REGULUS

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Regulus is ranked #135593 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Regulus surname appeared 124 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Regulus.

    78.2% or 97 total occurrences were Black.
    11.2% or 14 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    6.4% or 8 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regulus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regulus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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