αστέρι

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Byzantine Greek ἀστέριν (astérin), from Hellenistic Koine Greek ἀστέριον (astérion), diminutive of the Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈste.ɾi/
  • Hyphenation: α‧στέ‧ρι

Noun[edit]

αστέρι (astérin (plural αστέρια)

  1. (astronomy) star
    Synonyms: άστρο (ástro), αστέρας (astéras)
  2. (geometrical shape, informal) star (a flat figure with projecting points)
    πεντάκτινο αστέρι, εξάκτινο αστέριpentáktino astéri, exáktino astérifive-pointed star, six-pointed star
    formal variant is used for geometrical terms for star polygons: αστέρας (astéras)
    Synonym: άστρο (ástro)
  3. (film) star
    τ’ αστέρια του Χόλιγουντt’ astéria tou Chóligountthe stars of Hollywood
    Synonyms: αστέρας (astéras), σταρ (star)
  4. a brilliant person
    Αυτό το παιδί είναι αστέρι στα μαθηματικά.
    Aftó to paidí eínai astéri sta mathimatiká.
    This child is a star at maths.
  5. star (quality scoring symbol, especially for hotels)
    Synonyms: αστέρας (astéras), σταρ (star)

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

with αστερ-

with αστρ- see: άστρο (ástro) and αστέρας (astéras)

Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: astru

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