See also: Gaster and gäster

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek γᾰστήρ (gastḗr, paunch, belly).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gaster (plural gasters)

  1. (anatomy, rare) The stomach.
  2. (zootomy, entomology) The enlarged part of the abdomen behind the petiole in hymenopterous insects (such as ants).

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Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • gaster”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Ancient Greek γᾰστήρ (gastḗr, paunch, belly).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gaster f (variously declined, genitive gasteris or gastrī); third declension, second declension

  1. (literally) the belly
    Synonym: (pure Latin) venter
  2. (transferred sense) a big-bellied vessel
    • c. 27 CE – 66 CE, Petronius, Satyricon 70:
      Consternati nos insolentia ebriorum intentavimus oculos in proeliantes, notavimusque ostrea pectinesque e gastris labentia, quae collecta puer lance circumtulit.

InflectionEdit

Third-declension noun or second-declension noun (nominative singular in -er).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gaster gasterēs
gastrī
Genitive gasteris
gastrī
gasterum
gastrōrum
Dative gasterī
gastrō
gasteribus
gastrīs
Accusative gasterem
gastrum
gasterēs
gastrōs
Ablative gastere
gastrō
gasteribus
gastrīs
Vocative gaster gasterēs
gastrī

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • gaster”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • gaster in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin vastāre, present active infinitive of vastō. The initial g is under the influence of Frankish *wuostjan, *wuastjan, itself from Latin vastō or from the same pre-Latin source.

VerbEdit

gaster

  1. to waste (not make good use of)
  2. to destroy

ConjugationEdit

  • Middle French conjugation varies from one text to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: gâter

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin vastāre, present active infinitive of vastō. The initial g is under the influence of Frankish *wuostjan, *wuastjan, itself from Latin vastō or from the same pre-Latin source.

VerbEdit

gaster

  1. to waste (not make good use of)
  2. to destroy

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-sts, *-stt are modified to z, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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