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Menkib

Menkib can refer to the following stars (the name derives from the Arabic منكب mankib, meaning "shoulder"):

  • Menkab ( Alpha Orionis or Betelgeuse), in the constellation Orion.
  • Markab ( Alpha Pegasi), in the constellation Pegasus. Miscopied from "Menkib" for β Peg.
  • Menkib ( Beta Pegasi), also in Pegasus.
  • Menkib ( Xi Persei), in the constellation Perseus. It is also spelt Menchib or Menkhib. Some gave it for Zeta Persei (ζ Per) instead of Xi Persei (ξ Per).