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Etymology of the English word star

the English word star
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *ster-

Derivations in English

stare, starling, earthstar, polestar, protostar, stardom, stardust, starfish, starflower, stargazer, starlet, starlike, starlit, starquake, starship, costar, superstar, starlight, starred, starry, starwort, lodestar, quasar, starlite, starring

Derivations in other languages

Italian starolite, Romanian star

Cognates

Danish stjerne, Dutch ster, French astre, German Stern, German Sterke, Gothic stairno, Icelandic stjarna, Italian astro, Nynorsk sjödna, Riksmal stjerne, Spanish astro, Swedish stjerna, Swedish stiärna

Usage

Word found in Old English, Modern English



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