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Hi, I'm often interested in the names given to vehicles and was wondering where the name Alphard came from. I think I might have worked it out [or perhaps not?]. The star Alphard is located in the constellation of Hydra,the celestial Water Snake, being the brightest star there. The name Alphard is derived from the Arabic "al-fard"- meaning "the solitary one". Seems logical?

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