ἀστήρ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. Cognates include Latin stēlla, Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌽𐍉 (staírnō), English star, Dutch ster, Old Armenian աստղ (astł) and Persian ستاره (setāre).

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Noun[edit]

ἀστήρ (astēr) (genitive ἀστέρος) m, 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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An alternative dative plural exists: ἄστρασι

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