αστέρας

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mediaeval Byzantine Greek ἀστέρας (astéras), from the ancient singular accusative τὸν ἀστέρα (tòn astéra) of Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr). The modern senses, semantic loan from English star.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aˈste.ɾas/
  • Hyphenation: α‧στέ‧ρας

NounEdit

αστέρας (astérasm (plural αστέρες)

  1. (astronomy) star
    αστέρας νετρονίωνastéras netroníonneutron star
  2. (geometry, of star polygons) star (a flat figure with projecting points)
    πεντάκτινος αστέρας, εξάκτινος αστέραςpentáktinos astéras, exáktinos astérasfive-pointed star, six-pointed star
  3. star (quality scoring system)
    Το ξενοδοχείο μας είναι πέντε αστέρων, επισήμανε ο εκπρόσωπος τύπου.
    To xenodocheío mas eínai pénte astéron, episímane o ekprósopos týpou.
    Our hotel is five-star, the spokesperson pointed out.
  4. (film) star
    διάσημος κινηματογραφικός αστέραςdiásimos kinimatografikós astérasfamous film star

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ αστέρας in Λεξικό της κοινής νεοελληνικής [Dictionary of Standard Modern Greek], 1998, by the "Triantafyllidis" Foundation.

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