-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.
    poet + ‎-aster → ‎poetaster (unskilled poet)
    critic + ‎-aster → ‎criticaster (petty critic)

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-aster m (genitive -astrī); second declension

  1. suffix of nouns, expressing incomplete resemblance, hence generally pejorative.
    pater (father) + ‎-aster → ‎patraster (father-in-law, step-father)

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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