Stern

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See also: stern and stern-

English[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Stern (plural Sterns)

  1. A surname.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Stern.

Proper noun[edit]

Stern ?

  1. a surname from German

German[edit]

Sterne am Nachthimmel — Stars in the night sky (1, 2)
Eine Animation des Sterns Sirius — An animation of the star Sirius. (2)
Auf der Flagge von Chile ist ein weißer Stern. — There is a white star on the flag of Chile. (3,4)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German sterno, from Proto-Germanic *sternǭ, *sternô (compare Dutch ster (star), Old English steorra (star) (Modern English star), Danish stjerne (star), Swedish stjärna (star), Icelandic stjarna (star), Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌽𐍉 (stairnō)). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. Further cognates include Latin stēlla (star), Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr, star) and Sanskrit तारा (tārā, star).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃtɛʁn/, [ʃtɛʁn], [ʃtɛɐ̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ɛʁn
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Noun[edit]

Stern m (strong, genitive Sternes or Sterns, plural Sterne, diminutive Sternchen n or Sternlein n)

  1. a star; a small luminous dot that can be seen on the night sky
    Morgensternmorning star
    Barnards SternBarnard's Star
  2. (astronomy) a star; the actual celestial body
    Synonyms: Gestirn n, Sonne f
  3. (geometry, heraldry) a star, a mullet, or anything that resembles such an object
    fünfzackiger Sternfive-pointed star
    DavidsternStar of David
    Sternenbannerstars and stripes (the flag of the USA)
    NATO-SternNATO star
    der rote Sternthe red star
  4. a star; symbol used as a rating, e.g. for hotels, movies, etc.
    Fünf-Sterne-Hotelfive-star hotel
  5. (printing, often Sternchen) an asterisk (*)
    Synonym: Asterisk m
    • 2007, Klaus M. Rodewig and Amin Negm-Awad, Objective-C und Cocoa: Programmieren unter Apple Mac OS X, 2nd edition, page 83:
      Bei der Deklaration eines Zeigers kann der Stern (Asterisk) sowohl beim Namen der Variablen (int *zahl) als auch beim Datentyp (int* zahl) stehen.
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  6. (figuratively, chiefly Sternchen) a star, starlet, celebrity, something or somebody popular
    Synonym: Star m
    ein Schlagerstern(chen)a schlager-music starlet
  7. A term of endearment.
  8. (meteorology) a stellar crystal, a snow crystal possessing the shape of a star

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the diminutive, the predominant contemporary usage is to employ Sternlein in the sense of “luminous dot” and Sternchen in all other senses.

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Proper noun[edit]

Stern m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Sterns or (with an article) Stern, feminine genitive Stern, plural Sterns)

  1. a surname

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Hunsrik[edit]

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Stern m (plural Stern, diminutive Sternche)

  1. star

Noun[edit]

Stern f (plural Sterne)

  1. forehead

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Stern.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stɛrn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrn
  • Syllabification: Stern

Proper noun[edit]

Stern m pers or f

  1. a masculine surname from German
  2. a feminine surname from German

Declension[edit]

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Stern.

Proper noun[edit]

Stern m or f

  1. a surname from German

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Stern.

Proper noun[edit]

Stern m or f

  1. a surname from German