aster

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See also: Aster, áster, åster, aster-, and -aster

English[edit]

Aster incisus (2)
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Etymology[edit]

From Latin aster, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr). Doublet of star, stella, étoile, and estoile.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈæstɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æstɚ

Noun[edit]

aster (plural asters)

  1. Any of several plants of the genus Aster; one of its flowers.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, Penguin, published 2011, page 120:
      On a sunny September morning, with the trees still green, but the asters and fleabanes already taking over in ditch and dalk, Van set out for Ladoga, N.A.
  2. (biology) A star-shaped structure formed during the mitosis of a cell.
  3. (obsolete) A star.

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Translations[edit]

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English aster, from Latin aster, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: as‧ter

Noun[edit]

aster

  1. an aster; any of several plants of the genus Aster
  2. the flower of these plants

Dutch[edit]

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Twee asters bezocht door bijen. — Two asters tended by bees.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin astēr, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr). Named after the flower's semblance to a star.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aster f (plural asters, diminutive astertje n)

  1. aster, flowering plant of the genus Aster.
  2. A flower from this plant.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

aster m (plural asters)

  1. aster (flowering plant)

Further reading[edit]

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr). See also Latin astrum and the inherited stēlla.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

astēr m (genitive asteris); third declension

  1. A star
    Synonyms: astrum, stēlla, sīdus
  2. Aster amellus (Italian starwort)

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, variant with nominative singular in -ēr).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative astēr asterēs
Genitive asteris asterum
Dative asterī asteribus
Accusative astera
asterem
asterēs
Ablative astere asteribus
Vocative astēr asterēs

Descendants[edit]

  • English: aster
  • Translingual: Aster, Cometaster, Thalassianthus aster

References[edit]

  • aster”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • aster in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • aster”, in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French à cette heure (at this hour).

Adverb[edit]

aster

  1. now
  2. at this moment

Etymology 2[edit]

From French acheteur.

Noun[edit]

aster

  1. buyer

Polish[edit]

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astry

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin Astēr, from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓στήρ (astḗr), from Proto-Hellenic *astḗr, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. Doublet of Stella.

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Noun[edit]

aster m inan

  1. aster (any plant of the genus Aster)

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Further reading[edit]

  • aster in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • aster in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French aster.

Noun[edit]

aster m (plural asteri)

  1. aster

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • aster in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN