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Etymology of the Latin word Asteroidea

the New Latin word Asteroidea
derived from the Greek word asteroeides, ἀστεροειδής
derived from the Greek word aster, ἀστήρ (star; a star (as strown over the sky), literally or figuratively)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *ster-
using the Late Greek suffix -eides, -ειδής
derived from the Greek word eidos, εἶδος (form, likeness, appearance, resemblance; a view; form )
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *weid-

Derivations in other languages

Italian asteroidi

Usage

Word found in New Latin



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