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1. الغول · al-ġūl n. ġwl the demon (i.e. (the head of) Medusa in the constellation Perseus) (astr.) show/hide quotes
  • Ptol. Almag. no. 141, Baily 202 Lucida earum que sunt in capite algol
  • Ar. النير من التى فى رأس الغول
  • 1 Ptol. Almag.
2. نول · nawl n. nwl loom (in star description) show/hide quotes
  • Albu. Intro. JS 232, 677 Et ascendit in hac facie ... corpus Sagitte que vocatur Algol
  • Ar. 386, 418 ويطلع في هذا الوجه ... بدن السهم الَّذي يسَمّى النوك [var.: النول] [var.: الغول]
  • 1 Albu. Intro. JS

The Greek ὀϊστός ‘arrow’ was misread by the Arabic translator as ἱστός ‘loom’. Kunitzsch 1974, no. XV.

The Arabic variant al-ġūl was translated into Latin.

< Arabic. The Latin term is not documented in MLW, DMLBS and LLNMA.

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