- (star): A binary star in the constellation Cygnus; Beta (Î²) Cygni.
Etymology: From (Arab.), via misunderstandings and mistranslations. The name of the star was originally al-Minhar al-Dajajah, "the hen's beak". Latin scholars misunderstood the name to come from a kind of herb, and translated it into ab ireo ("from ireus"). Later, people considered it as a misprint of an Arabic term, and transcribed it as al-bireo.
- French: Albireo
- German: Albireo
- Spanish: Albireo
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