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.stɾo/
  • 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. ^ άστροΛεξικό 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.