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From Ancient Greek ἄστρον (ástron, star).





astrum n (genitive astrī); second declension

  1. (poetic) star, constellation
    Synonyms: astēr, stēlla, sīdus
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 2.117–118:
      astrīs delphīna recēpit Iuppiter
      Jupiter admitted the dolphin to the constellations



Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative astrum astra
Genitive astrī astrōrum
Dative astrō astrīs
Accusative astrum astra
Ablative astrō astrīs
Vocative astrum astra



Derived terms



  • Catalan: astre
  • English: disaster
  • French: astre
  • Italian: astro
  • Occitan: astre
  • Portuguese: astro
  • Romanian: astru
  • Spanish: astro


  • astrum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • astrum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • astrum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • astrum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the star-lit sky; the firmament: caelum astris distinctum et ornatum
  • astrum”, in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857), A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly