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EtymologyEdit

Coined by Antun Mažuranić and Josip Užarević in their 1842 Němačko-ilirski slovar. Combining form derivative of zvijézda (star) +‎ -znanstvo (science, -ology) from znȃn + abstract noun forming suffix -stvo.

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  • IPA(key): /zʋjezdoznǎːnstʋo/
  • Hyphenation: zvje‧zdoz‧nan‧stvo

NounEdit

zvjezdoznánstvo n (Cyrillic spelling звјездозна́нство)

  1. (Croatia, expressively, uncountable) astronomy
    • 1955, Emprenta "Dorrego", Hrvatska revija
      Pod utjecajem svog ujaka vlč. Miličevića, koji je zvjezdoznastvo studirao u Beču i u svojoj ermitaži u Blacama na Braču bio podigao mali astronomski opservatorij, prateći najnoviju znanstvenu literaturu, Uvanović se uspješno bavio naukom, []
      Under the influence of his uncle, the Rev. Miličević, who had studied astronomy in Vienna and built a small astronomical observatory in his hermitage in Blacama upon Brač, following the newest scientific literature, Uvanović succesfully engaged himself in science []
    • 2006, Tomislav Ladan, Etymologicon
      Samo se po sebi razumije da je dotični franc. croissant i potvrđeni nazivak u zvjezdoznastvu, zemljopisu i povrtlarstvu.
      It is understood of itself that the French croissant in question is also an attested term in astronomy, geography, and vegetable farming.

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