(ο Tau / ο Tauri) is a star
in the constellation Taurus
. It carries the Akkadian
, meaning "The Verdant Sign" or "The Sign of Verdancy", referring to the ancient Babylonian
belief that the Sun
passes through the constellation Taurus (Akkadian Alap-same
"Bull of Heaven") during the peak point of spring
, when vegetation
are renewed with fresh greenery.
Omicron Tauri is a yellow G-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +3.61. It is approximately 212 light years from Earth.