Named Stars: MIRPHAK (Alpha Per) ALGOL (Beta Per) Miram (Eta Per) Menkib (Xi Per) Atik (Omicron Per) Gorgonea Secunda (Pi Per) Gorgonea Tertia (Rho Per) Gorgonea Quarta (Omega Per) ...
One is Mirphak (or Mirfak), from the Arabic for ‘elbow'. The other name is Algenib from the Arabic meaning ‘the side', which is where Ptolemy described it as lying. Perseus is depicted holding aloft his sword in his right hand.
Other names for this star are Mirphak, Marfak, or Algenib.
Algenib derives from the Arabic Al Janb, "The Side". Mirfak, Mirphak, and Marfak derive from an Arabic word meaning "Elbow."
Description of the Star ...
Named stars in Perseus (Greek alphabet)
Algenib (Mirphak, α Per), Algol (β Per), Alphecher (γ Per), Atik (Menkhib, ο Per), Basel (δ Per), Gorgonea Tertia (ρ Per), Menkib (ξ Per), Miram (η Per).
See also: Cluster, Star, Andromeda, Algol, Constellation