Etymology: From mediaeval Latin almucantarath or French almicantarat, from Arabic (ARchar, ÙÙÙÙ) (al-muqanÅarÄt) "circles of celestial latitude", formed from the plural of (ARchar, ÙÙ) (qanÅara) "arch".
- (archaic) a small circle on the celestial sphere, parallel to the horizon, that is used in astronomy and navigation to show altitude of a star or any other heavenly body.
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