-aster

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See also: aster, Aster, and áster

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -aster (little, petty, partial, incomplete).

Suffix[edit]

-aster

  1. Used to form diminutive and pejorative nouns, labeling someone pretending to be what they are not.

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Etymology[edit]

From suffix originally forming Ancient Greek nouns from verbs ending in -άζειν (-ázein).

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Suffix[edit]

-aster m (genitive -astrī); second declension

  1. suffix of nouns, expressing incomplete resemblance, hence generally pejorative.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension, nominative singular in -er.

Case Singular Plural
nominative -aster -astrī
genitive -astrī -astrōrum
dative -astrō -astrīs
accusative -astrum -astrōs
ablative -astrō -astrīs
vocative -aster1 -astrī

1May also be -astre.

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