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This webpage reproduces a section of
Star Names
Their Lore and Meaning

Richard Hinckley Allen

as reprinted
in the Dover edition, 1963

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 p417  Triangulum Minora

was formed, and thus named, by Hevelius, from three small stars immediately to the south of the major constellation, towards Hamal of Aries; but it has been discontinued by astronomers since Flamsteed's day. Still Gore has recently revived it in the title Triangula on the planisphere in his translation of l'Astronomie Populaire, as did Proctor in his reformed list.

Thayer's Note:

a So Allen; but since triangulum is neuter, good Latin requires Triangulum Minus.

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