ster

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See also: stêr, Stèr, and -ster

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch ster, from Middle Dutch sterne, sterre, from Old Dutch sterno, sterro, from Proto-Germanic *sternô, *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ster (plural sterre, diminutive sterretjie)

  1. star

Breton[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *ster, from Proto-Celtic *sterā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Noun[edit]

ster f (singulative sterenn)

  1. stars
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

ster m (plural sterioù)

  1. sense, meaning

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

ster m (plural sterioù)

  1. stere

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *sterā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Noun[edit]

ster f (singulative steren)

  1. stars

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /stɛr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ster
  • Rhymes: -ɛr

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch sterre, sterne, from Old Dutch sterro, sterno, from Proto-Germanic *sternô, *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Noun[edit]

ster f (plural sterren, diminutive sterretje n)

  1. star (celestial body)
  2. (historical, otherwise archaic) any luminous astronomical or meteorological phenomenon
  3. (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points
  4. (printing) An asterisk (*). (often used in the diminutive: sterretje)
  5. (television, Netherlands) short advertisement
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: ster
  • Indonesian: seter

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly a Calque of French étoile, from French étoile Michelin.

Noun[edit]

ster f (plural sterren, diminutive sterretje n)

  1. a symbol used to rate restaurants, hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Calque of English star, from Middle English sterre, from Old English steorra (star), from Proto-Germanic *sternô, *sternǭ (star), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr (star).

Noun[edit]

ster m or f (plural sterren, diminutive sterretje n)

  1. star (person)
    1. one who excels in something
    2. celebrity
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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, probably from Dutch sterkst (strongest), sterk (strong).

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Noun[edit]

ster (first-person possessive sterku, second-person possessive stermu, third-person possessive sternya)

  1. (chess, colloquial) queen: the most powerful piece, able to move any number of spaces horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.
    Synonyms: menteri, ratu

See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Indonesian · buah catur (see also: catur) (layout · text)
♚ ♛ ♜ ♝ ♞ ♟
raja menteri, ratu benteng gajah, menteri, loper kuda pion, bidak

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From German Steuer, from Low German stur / sture.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ster m inan

  1. (nautical) helm (steering apparatus of a ship)
  2. (nautical) rudder
  3. yoke (control wheel of an aircraft)
  4. (aeronautics) control surface (of an aircraft)
  5. (figuratively) management
    Synonyms: zarządzanie, kierowanie

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Further reading[edit]

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

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English steorra, from Proto-Germanic *sternǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

Noun[edit]

ster

  1. a star

Synonyms[edit]