sea-star

See also: seastar and sea star

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • sea-starre

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *sesterre, from Old English sǣsteorra (a star which guides mariners at sea), equivalent to sea +‎ star.

NounEdit

sea-star (plural sea-stars)

  1. (obsolete) A star used for navigation or guidance at sea.
    • 1658: By the same number doth nature divide the circle of the Sea-Starre — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 188)
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