astar

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See also: āstär

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ star

Adjective[edit]

astar (not comparable)

  1. Covered with bright or sparkling objects.
    Synonym: spangled
    • 1903, Katherine Cecil Burton, The Circle, New York: A.L. Burt, Part 2, Chapter 6, p. 171,[1]
      [] they could follow the high-rose hedge, already astar with buds.
    • 1959, Mabel Esther Allan (as Jean Estoril), Drina Dances Alone, New York: Scholastic, 1989, Chapter 6, p. 71,[2]
      The hedges were astar with blackthorn and there were primroses and cowslips on the banks.
  2. Shining as if with sparks or small points of light.
    Synonyms: sparkling, twinkling
    • 1908, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Boston: L.C. Page, Chapter 8, pp. 79-80,[3]
      She found Anne standing motionless before a picture hanging on the wall between the two windows, with her hands clasped behind her, her face uplifted, and her eyes astar with dreams.
    • 1993, Anne Gay, Dancing on the Volcano, London: Orbit, Chapter 33, p. 373,[4]
      Astar with the cold fire of gems, it [the palace] was.

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin astēr, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr).

Noun[edit]

astar m (genitive singular astair, nominative plural astair)

  1. aster
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

astar m (genitive singular astair, nominative plural astair)

  1. Alternative form of aistear (journey; roundabout way; inconvenience)

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
astar n-astar hastar t-astar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

astar m (genitive singular astair, plural astaran)

  1. distance
  2. speed

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
astar n-astar h-astar t-astar
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • astar” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian آستر(âstar).

Noun[edit]

astar (definite accusative astarı, plural astarlar)

  1. lining (as of a garment)