A brilliant star in constellation Auriga
- the brightest star in Auriga
- an excellent celebrity inside constellation Auriga.
In old files. A box, closet, or repository where had been preserved the relics of martyrs. Spelman. A little building where relics had been maintained; an oratory or chapel. Id. In old English law. A chapel. Fleta, lib. 5, c. 12,
bright north star, the alpha of this constellation Auriga, by 17c., from Latin capella, actually "little she-goat" (Greek kinesai kheimonas), diminutive of capra "she-goat," fem. of caper "goat."
Aristarchus of Samos, Martianus Capella (the precursor of Copernicus), Cicero, Favorinus, Sextus Empiricus, Juvenal, and in a later age Savonarola and Pico della Mirandola, and La Fontaine, a contemporary of the neutral La Bruyere, were all pronounced opponents of astrology.