ἀστερίσκος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ἀστήρ (astḗr, star) +‎ -ῐ́σκος (-ískos, diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ἀστερῐ́σκος (asterískosm (genitive ἀστερῐ́σκου); second declension

  1. little star
  2. asterisk, the mark *
  3. Italian aster (Aster amellus)
    Synonyms: ἀστέρῐον (astérion), ὑόφθᾰλμος (huóphthalmos)
  4. (botany) capsule of the poppy
  5. small wheel with projections
  6. (geometry) geometrical figure shaped like a star

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Descendants[edit]

  • Latin: asteriscus

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