Queima lá no alto, estrela vermelha deste Amor, guia do Dia, luz da Noite, proteção contra a tormenta, por todos os verões.
The proper name for this star, Betelgeuse, is also spelled Betelgeux, Beteigeuze in German (according to Bode) and so on. There are multiple sources with competing etymologies for the star’s name. All agree that the last part of the name “-elgeuse” comes from the Arabic الجوزاء al-Jauzā’, the indigenous Arabic name for the constellation Orion, a feminine name in old Arabian legend, and of uncertain meaning. Because جوز j-w-z, the root of jauzā’, means “middle”, al-Jauzā’ roughly means “the Central One”. Later, confusingly, al-Jauzā’ was also designated as the scientific Arabic name both for Orion and for Gemini. The current Arabic name for Orion is الجبار al-Jabbār (“the Giant”), though the use of الجوزاء al-Jauzā’ in the name of the star has continued.