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See also: star, stár, står, Stär, śtar, and štar


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  • As a German and Jewish surname, from Star (starling).
  • Also as a German and Jewish surname, semantic loan from German Stern (star).
  • As a Dutch surname, from star (stiff, rigid).
  • As a Slovene surname, from star (old).
  • As an English given name, from star, sometimes originating as a nickname.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname.
  2. A female given name from English.
    • 1923, Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Emily Starr Series; All Three Novels: Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest, Read Books Ltd, →ISBN:
      Emily Byrd Starr — Starr should be your first name. You look like a star—you have a radiant sort of personality shining through you— ... I think I shall call you Star.
    • 2019 February 7, Elly Griffiths, The Stone Circle: The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries 11, Hachette UK, →ISBN:
      Stella was always an original. I don't think she went on to university but I'm sure she's doing something interesting with her life. She calls herself Star now.
  3. A hamlet in Lamont County, Alberta, Canada.
  4. A hamlet in Shipham civil parish, Somerset, England.
  5. A work settlement in the Dyatkovsky District, Bryansk Oblast, Russia.
  6. A village in the Maryovsky District, Novgorod Oblast, Russia.
  7. A small village in Fife council area, Scotland, also known as Star of Markinch.
  8. A city in Idaho.
  9. An unincorporated community in Munising Township, Alger County, Michigan.
  10. An unincorporated community in Rankin County, Mississippi.
  11. An unincorporated community in Holt County, Nebraska.
  12. A small town in Montgomery County, North Carolina.
  13. An unincorporated community in Mills County, Texas.
  14. A hamlet in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
  15. A small settlement near the village of Gaerwen, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.
  16. (UK, rail transport) Star class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR.



Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German star, stare, from Old High German stara, staro, star. Cognate with Middle Dutch sterre, Middle Low German stār(e), Old English stær, Old Norse stari, and further with Latin sturnus.


  • IPA(key): /ʃtaːr/, [ʃtaː(ɐ̯)], [ʃtaːʁ]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: starr (some speakers)


Star m (strong or weak, genitive Stars or Stares or (archaic) Staren, plural Stare or (archaic) Staren)

  1. starling
Usage notes[edit]
  • Weak singular declension is now rare and archaic. The plural Staren remains slightly more common, but much less common than Stare.
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Etymology 2[edit]

16th-century backformation from now archaic starblind, staarblind, from Middle High German star(e)blint, from Old High German starablint (blind or highly vision-impaired but having normal-looking eyes). Compare Middle Dutch staerblint, Old English stæreblind. Related with starren, English stare.



Star m (strong, genitive Stars or Stares, plural Stare)

  1. (pathology) cataract (an eye disease, leucoma)
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  • Danish: stær (cataract)

Etymology 3[edit]

19th century, from English star. Doublet of Stern.


  • IPA(key): /staːr/, [staː(ɐ̯)], [staːʁ]
  • IPA(key): /ʃtaːr/ (less common)


Star m (strong, genitive Stars, plural Stars)

  1. celebrity, star
    Synonyms: Prominenter, Berühmter, Berühmtheit, Sternchen

Further reading[edit]

  • Star” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Star” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Star” in Duden online
  • Star” in Duden online