See also: stern and stern-

EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Stern (plural Sterns)

  1. A surname​.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stern.

Proper nounEdit

Stern ?

  1. A surname, from German​.

GermanEdit

 
Sterne am Nachthimmel — Stars in the night sky (1, 2)
 
Eine Animation des Sterns Sirius — An animation of the star Sirius. (2)
 
Auf der Flagge von Chile ist ein weißer Stern. — There is a white star on the flag of Chile. (3,4)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German sterno, from Proto-Germanic *sternǭ, *sternô (compare Dutch ster (star), Old English steorra (star) (Modern English star), Danish stjerne (star), Swedish stjärna (star), Icelandic stjarna (star), Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌽𐍉 (stairnō)). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr. Further cognates include Latin stēlla (star), Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr, star) and Sanskrit तारा (tārā, star).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃtɛʁn/, [ʃtɛʁn], [ʃtɛɐ̯n]
  • Rhymes: -ɛʁn
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NounEdit

Stern m (strong, genitive Sternes or Sterns, plural Sterne, diminutive Sternchen n or Sternlein n)

  1. a star; a small luminous dot that can be seen on the night sky
    Morgensternmorning star
    Barnards SternBarnard's Star
  2. (astronomy) a star; the actual celestial body
    Synonyms: Gestirn n, Sonne f
  3. (geometry, heraldry) a star, a mullet, or anything that resembles such an object
    fünfzackiger Sternfive-pointed star
    DavidsternStar of David
    Sternenbannerstars and stripes (the flag of the USA)
    NATO-SternNATO star
    der rote Sternthe red star
  4. a star; symbol used as a rating, e.g. for hotels, movies, etc.
    Fünf-Sterne-Hotelfive-star hotel
  5. (printing, often Sternchen) an asterisk (*)
    Synonym: Asterisk m
    • 2007, Klaus M. Rodewig and Amin Negm-Awad, Objective-C und Cocoa: Programmieren unter Apple Mac OS X, 2nd edition, page 83:
      Bei der Deklaration eines Zeigers kann der Stern (Asterisk) sowohl beim Namen der Variablen (int *zahl) als auch beim Datentyp (int* zahl) stehen.
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  6. (figuratively, chiefly Sternchen) a star, starlet, celebrity, something or somebody popular
    Synonym: Star m
    ein Schlagerstern(chen)a schlager-music starlet
  7. A term of endearment.
  8. (meteorology) a stellar crystal, a snow crystal possessing the shape of a star

Usage notesEdit

  • In the diminutive, the predominant contemporary usage is to employ Sternlein in the sense of “luminous dot” and Sternchen in all other senses.

DeclensionEdit

HypernymsEdit

HyponymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Proper nounEdit

Stern m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Sterns or (with an article) Stern, feminine genitive Stern, plural Sterns)

  1. A surname​.

Further readingEdit


HunsrikEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Stern m (plural Stern, diminutive Sternche)

  1. star

NounEdit

Stern f (plural Sterne)

  1. forehead

Further readingEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stern.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /stɛrn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrn
  • Syllabification: Stern

Proper nounEdit

Stern m pers or f

  1. A masculine surname, from German​.
  2. A feminine surname, from German​.

DeclensionEdit

Masculine surname:

The feminine surname is indeclinable.

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stern.

Proper nounEdit

Stern m or f

  1. A surname, from German​.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Stern.

Proper nounEdit

Stern m or f

  1. A surname, from German​.