Definition of Rigil

1. Noun. Brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun.

Exact synonyms: Alpha Centauri, Rigil Kent
Generic synonyms: Binary, Binary Star, Double Star
Group relationships: Centaur, Centaurus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rigil

Rig Veda
Riga
Riga-Fede disease
Riga fir
Riga firs
Rigan
Rigans
Rigel
Rigellian
Rigellians
Riggs' disease
Right Bank
Rightpondia
Rightpondian
Rightpondians
Rigil (current term)
Rigil Kent
Rigveda
Rigvedic
Rihanna
Riism
Rijeka
Riksdag
Riksmal
Riley
Riley B King
Rilke
Rilkean
Rilla
Rimactane

Literary usage of Rigil

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1. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English by John Walker (1823)
"... vale's, o. unseen Violate, vl'6-late. ea to injure ; to infringe ; to ravish [jury ; rape rigil, vid'jll. s. watch ; a fast kept before a glance, ..."

2. The Western Temperance Herald by Western Temperance League (1855)
"Let every true Reformer aid in the efforts making to extend the constitutional rigil of self-protection, lent all attempts to ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"G. rigil, a bar, bolt, orig. a latch of a door. This OHG rigil is from OHG rikan, to fasten (G. reihen, to put in a row, connect). ..."

4. Transactions of the Bombay Geographical Society by Bombay Geographical Society (1856)
"Latitude by Rigil 7 ° 13 North,—4. Strong breeze and squally with rahim, Bar. ... 2.40 Latitude by Rigil 110 40' N.—..-4. Squally with heavy rain, Bar. ..."

5. Aberystwyth and Its Court Leet by George Eyre Evans (1902)
"We also present John Evan of this town for keeping a Rigil [sic] ... Mason, for keeping a Rigil [sic] Horse on the Commons belonging to the said Town and ..."

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