αστέρας

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Etymology[edit]

From Mediaeval Byzantine Greek ἀστέρας (astéras), from the ancient singular accusative τὸν ἀστέρα of Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr). The modern senses, semantic loan from English star.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈste.ɾas/
  • Hyphenation: α‧στέ‧ρας

Noun[edit]

αστέρας (astérasm (plural αστέρες)

  1. (astronomy) star
    αστέρας νετρονίων (neutron star)
  2. (geometry, of star polygons) star (a flat figure with projecting points)
    πεντάκτινος αστέρας, εξάκτινος αστέραςpentáktinos astéras, exáktinos astérasfive-pointed star, six-pointed star
  3. star (quality scoring system)
    Το ξενοδοχείο μας είναι πέντε αστέρων, επισήμανε ο εκπρόσωπος τύπου.
    To xenodocheío mas eínai pénte astéron, episímane o ekprósopos týpou.
    Our hotel is a five star (hotel), pointed out the spokesperson.
  4. (film) star
    διάσημος κινηματογραφικός αστέρας (famous film star)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ αστέρας in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.

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