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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek αστέριν (astérin), from Ancient Greek ἀστέριον (astérion), diminutive of ἀστήρ (astḗr), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

NounEdit

αστέρι (astérin (plural αστέρια)

  1. (astronomy) star
  2. (geometry) star (a flat figure with projecting points)
    πέντε αστέρων επισήμανε (five pointed star)
  3. (film) star
    τ' αστέρια του Χόλιγουντ (Hollywood stars)
  4. star (quality scoring symbol, especially for hotels)
  5. a brilliant person
    αυτό το παιδί είναι αστέρι στα μαθηματικά (this child is a star at maths)

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