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, pathology) 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).

Noun[edit]

zōstēr m (genitive zōstēris); third declension

  1. The shingles
  2. A kind of sea shrub

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter “pure” i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative zōstēr zōstēria
genitive zōstēris zōstērium
dative zōstērī zōstēribus
accusative zōstēr zōstēria
ablative zōstērī zōstēribus
vocative zōstēr zōstēria

References[edit]

  • zoster in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • zoster in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • zoster in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • zoster in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly
  • zoster in Richard Stillwell et al., editor (1976) The Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press