Fr.: étoile Grenat
A variable → red supergiant star of → spectral type M2 Ia in the → constellation → Cepheus. Also called → Mu Cephei. Its → apparent magnitude is usually about 4.5 and varies from 3.6 to 5.1. It is also a → triple star.
Garnet "a deep-red color," from the more or less transparent, usually red, silicate mineral that has a vitreous luster. So named by William Herschel from its unusual deep reddish tint. From O.Fr. grenat "garnet," from M.L. granatum, originally an adj., "of dark red color," probably abstracted from pomegranate, from M.L. pomum granatum "apple with many seeds," from pome "apple, fruit" + grenate "having grains."
Nârsang, from nâr, from anâr "pomegranate," from Mid.Pers. anâr "pomegranate" + sang, → stone.