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Suhail (also spelled Souhail, Sohail, Suhalé, Shuhail, Suheyl, Suhayl, Sahil, Suheil, Suhel, Sohayl, Sohel, Soheil, Suhaili, Sahil, Süheyl; Persian: سوهیال; Arabic: سهيل‎) is a word which traces its origins to the Arabic and Persian languages. It is commonly used as a male given name in the Near East, North Africa, Asian Subcontinent, South East Asia and also refers to a number of stars typically seen near the southern horizon.

  • It is a shortened version of the traditional names of three stars in the constellation Argo Navis:
  • The term has also been used for Canopus (α Carinae), the second-brightest star in the night sky.

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