-aster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -aster (little, petty, partial, incomplete)

Suffix[edit]

-aster

  1. Used to form diminutive and pejorative nouns, labeling someone pretending to be what they are not.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From suffix originally forming Ancient Greek nouns from verbs ending in -άζειν (-ázein).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-aster m (genitive -astrī); second declension

  1. suffix of nouns, expressing incomplete resemblance, hence generally pejorative.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
nominative -aster -astrī
genitive -astrī -astrōrum
dative -astrō -astrīs
accusative -astrum -astrōs
ablative -astrō -astrīs
vocative -aster
-astre
-astrī

Suffix[edit]

-aster m (feminine -astra, neuter -astrum); first/second declension

  1. suffix of adjectives, expressing incomplete resemblance, hence generally pejorative.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension, masculine nominative singular in -er.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative -aster -astra -astrum -astrī -astrae -astra
genitive -astrī -astrae -astrī -astrōrum -astrārum -astrōrum
dative -astrō -astrae -astrō -astrīs -astrīs -astrīs
accusative -astrum -astram -astrum -astrōs -astrās -astra
ablative -astrō -astrā -astrō -astrīs -astrīs -astrīs
vocative -aster -astra -astrum -astrī -astrae -astra

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