sterno

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sterno m (plural sterni)

  1. (anatomy) breastbone, sternum

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sterh₃-. Cognate with Sanskrit आस्तॄ (āstṝ, spread), Avestan [script?] (stərənãti, spread, extend), Ancient Greek στόρνυμι (stórnumi, scatter), Old English strewian (English strew), Old Norse strá.

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present active sternō, present infinitive sternere, perfect active strāvī, supine strātum

  1. (transitive) I spread, stretch out, spread out.
  2. (transitive, rare) I calm, still, moderate.
  3. (transitive) I cover, spread with, scatter with, bestrew with, besprinkle.
    1. (transitive, of a road, path) I pave, cover.
  4. (transitive) I stretch on the ground, cast down, strike down, prostrate.
    • ca. 13th century, O Fortuna, lines 34-36
      Quod per sortem sternit fortem, mecum omnes plangite!
      Since fate strikes the strong man down, everyone, weep with me!
    1. (transitive, by extension) I knock to the ground, demolish, raze, level, flatten.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *sternô, *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. Compare Old Saxon sterro, Old Frisian stēra, Old English steorra, Old Norse stjarna, Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌽𐍉 (stairnō).

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sterno m

  1. star

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