- (Roman mythology) The god of the south wind.
- The south wind, especially when personified.
Attested a few times in Old High German, but only much later effectively introduced via Middle Low German ūster, from Middle Dutch oester. The Dutch word is borrowed from Latin ostrea, itself from Ancient Greek ὄστρεον (óstreon) (pertaining to ὀστέον (ostéon, “bone”), ὄστρακον (óstrakon, “shell”)). Compare Old English ostre, Old French oistre (modern French huître).
Auster f (genitive Auster, plural Austern)
- Auster in Duden online