شلو شلياق شم


الشَّلْيَاقُ

A certain northern constellation, [namely, Lyra,] consisting of ten stars, the bright star [alpha] of which is called النَّسْرُ الوَاقِعُ: the Arabs liken it to a vulture (نَسْر) which has contracted its wings to itself, as though it had alighted upon a thing: the vulgar call [the three chief stars in] it الأَثَافِى: and before the bright star is a dim star which the Arabs call الأَظْفَار [i. e. the talons]. (Ḳzw. [Not in any of my Lexicons.])