zoster

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See also: zòster

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek ζωστήρ (zōstḗr).

Noun[edit]

zoster (countable and uncountable, plural zosters)

  1. (countable) An ancient Greek waist-belt for men.
  2. (uncountable, medicine) The disease called herpes zoster (from the typically beltlike pattern of its rash); shingles.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ζωστήρ (zōstḗr, girdle), from ζώννυμι (zṓnnumi, to gird).

Noun[edit]

zōstēr m (genitive zōstēris); third declension

  1. The shingles
  2. A kind of sea shrub

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative zōstēr zōstērēs
Genitive zōstēris zōstērum
Dative zōstērī zōstēribus
Accusative zōstērem zōstērēs
Ablative zōstēre zōstēribus
Vocative zōstēr zōstērēs

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

zoster

  1. (Kent) Alternative form of suster