ἀστήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Hellenic *astḗr, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. Cognates include Latin stēlla, Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌽𐍉 (stairnō), English star, Dutch ster, German Stern, Danish stjerne, Swedish stjärna, Icelandic stjarna, Old Armenian աստղ (astł), Persian ستاره(setāre) and Sanskrit तारा (tārā).

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Noun[edit]

ἀστήρ (astḗrm (genitive ἀστέρος); third declension

  1. a celestial body (star, planet, and other lights in the sky such as meteors).
  2. illustrious person
  3. starfish
  4. a type of songbird

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