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EtymologyEdit

From Latin asteria, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astḗr), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

NounEdit

asteria f (plural asterie)

  1. starfish

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably borrowed from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓στερῐ́ᾱ (asteríā), a feminine substantive of ᾰ̓στέρῐος (astérios, starry). Compare to asterītēs, astrītēs also borrowed from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓στερῑ́της (asterī́tēs, that name of a a mystical precious stone).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

asteria f (genitive asteriae); first declension

  1. A kind of precious stone

InflectionEdit

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative asteria asteriae
genitive asteriae asteriārum
dative asteriae asteriīs
accusative asteriam asteriās
ablative asteriā asteriīs
vocative asteria asteriae

ReferencesEdit

  • astĕrĭa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “asteria”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • asteria in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • asteria in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • asteria in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • asteria in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • asteria in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly