starr

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin starrum, from Hebrew שְׁטָר(šĕṭār).

Noun[edit]

starr (plural starrs or starra)

  1. (historical) A receipt given by Jews on payment of debt.
    • 1846, Moses Margoliouth, The Jews in Great Britain:
      It is well known that, before the banishment of the Jews under Edward I., their contracts and obligations were denominated in our ancient records starra, or starrs, from a corruption of the Hebrew word shetar, a covenant.
    • 1893, Joseph Jacobs, The Jews of Angevin England[1]:
      In the Treasury nil, and bv quittance which the said Gervase and Hugo his son have of the said debt by a Starr which the said Hugo produced at the Treasury before the Barons £90.
    • 1932, The Publications of the Selden Society, volume 49, page 1:
      Huntingdonshirr. son of master Moss the Jew, by his charter, he came before the justices, etc., and proffered certain starrs of acquittance of the said debt which the aforesaid Jacob had made to the aforesaid Nicholas his father, as he says, at the time when the same Jacob had the free administration of his goods.
    • 2013, Sarah Rees Jones, Christians and Jews in Angevin England:
      Later in the same year 'when Burnell had retired from court' he personally acknowledged twenty-two Jewish starra whilst he was staying at Beaulieu.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃtar/, [ʃtaʁ], [ʃtaɐ̯], [ʃtaː]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Star (some speakers)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German star, from Old High German *star, from Proto-West Germanic *star.

Adjective[edit]

starr (strong nominative masculine singular starrer, comparative starrer, superlative am starrsten)

  1. rigid
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  • storr (archaic or regional)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the lemma.

Verb[edit]

starr

  1. singular imperative of starren

Further reading[edit]

  • starr” in Duden online
  • starr” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Irish[edit]

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starr f (genitive singular starra, nominative plural starrtha)

  1. protrusion (anything that protrudes), prominence (bulge), projection (something which projects)
  2. (anatomy, biology) process (outgrowth of tissue or cell; structure that arises above a surface.)

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Yola[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sterre, from Old English steorra, from Proto-West Germanic *sterrō.

Noun[edit]

starr (plural starrès)

  1. a star

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 69