άστρο

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Ancient Greek ἄστρον (ástron). The figurative sense of "fate" since Mediaeval times. The contemporary terms of the emblem or geometrical shape, semantic loan from French étoile.[1] For "Star Wars", semantic loan from English Star Wars[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.stro/
  • Hyphenation: ά‧στρο

Noun[edit]

άστρο (ástron (plural άστρα)

  1. (astronomy) star
    Ο τίτλος της ταινίας «Ο Πόλεμος των Άστρων».
    O títlos tis tainías «O Pólemos ton Ástron».
    The film title Star Wars
  2. star (generally, any small dot in the night sky)
  3. (figuratively) fate, star (portent, omen - a sign of good luck)
  4. (geometry) star (a flat figure with projecting points)
    το άστρο του Δαβίδto ástro tou Davídthe Star of David

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See also[edit]

  • σταρ (phonetic trascription of English "star")

References[edit]

  1. ^ άστρο in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.
  2. ^ Georgios Babiniotis (2002) , “άστρο”, in Λεξικό της νέας ελληνικής γλώσσας: [] [Dictionary of the New Greek Language] (in Greek), 2nd edition, Athens: Kentro Lexikologias, →ISBN.