Alcyone (η Tauri)
Alkuone, Nayyer-e Sorayyâ, Raxšân-e Parvin
The brightest star in the → Pleiades, located in the constellation → Taurus. → Apparent visual magnitude 2.87, → spectral type B7 III.
In Gk. mythology, a daughter of Aelous who, with her husband, Ceyx, was transformed into a kingfisher.
Nayyer-e Sorayyâ "the bight of the Pleiades," from Ar. nayyir
"luminous" + Thorayyâ "the Pleiades".