aster

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English[edit]

Aster incisus (1)
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin aster, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr).

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Noun[edit]

aster (plural asters)

  1. (obsolete) A star.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 94:
      by the changes and enter-caprings of which, the revolutions, motions, cadences, and carrols of the asters [transl. astres] and planets are caused and transported.
  2. Any of several plants of the genus Aster; one of its flowers.
  3. (biology) A star-shaped structure formed during the mitosis of a cell.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr).

Noun[edit]

aster m (genitive asteris); third declension

  1. A star
  2. Aster amellus, the Italian starwort
Declension[edit]

Third declension, Greek type, nominative singular in -ēr.

Number Singular Plural
nominative astēr asterēs
genitive asteris asterum
dative asterī asteribus
accusative astera
asterem
asterēs
ablative astere asteribus
vocative astēr asterēs

Etymology 2[edit]

See asto

Verb[edit]

aster

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of astō