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ἀστήρ , , gen. έρος: dat. pl.
A.ἀστράσιIl.22.28,317 (Aristarch.; ἄστρασι Sch.Ven., Choerob.):—star (v. ἄστρον)“, ἀστέρ᾽ ὀπωρινῷIl. 5.5; “οὔλιος .11.62; “Σείριος .Hes.Op.417; . Ἀρκτοῦρος the chief star in the constellation, ib.565, etc.; shooting star or meteor, Il.4.75; “οἱ διατρέχοντες .Ar.Pax838; “ᾁττοντας ὥσπερ ἀστέραςPl.R. 621b, cf. Arist.Mete.341a33, Plu.Agis11.
2. flame, light, fire, E.Hel.1131 (lyr.).
3. ἀστὴρ πέτρινος meteoric stone, Placit.2.13.9.
II. metaph. of illustrious persons, etc., “φανερώτατον ἀστέρ᾽ ἈθήναςE.Hipp.1122 (lyr.); “Μουσάων ἀστέρα καὶ ΧαρίτωνAP7.1.8 (Alc. Mess.)
III. star-fish, Hp.Nat.Mul.32, Arist.HA548a7, PA681b9, etc.
IV. name of a bird, perh. goldfinch, Dionys.Av.3.2.
V. blue daisy, Aster Amellus, Nic.Fr.74.66, Dsc.4.119.
VI. Samian clay used as sealing-wax, and in Medicine, Thphr.Lap.63, Dsc.5.153, Gal.12.178, al.
VII. architectural ornament, IG4.1484.83 (Epid.), SIG241B111 (Delph., iv B. C.).
VIII. bandage, Gal.18 (1).823.
2. name of various remedies, Id.12.761, al.
IX. birthmark in form of star, Carcin. ap. Arist.Po.1454b22: in Palmistry, a mark on the hand, “τῷ ύ στοιχείῳ παραπλήσιονCat.Cod.Astr.7.238.28. (Cf. Skt. stár- `star', Lat. stella (from stēr-la), Goth. stairnō.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (11):
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 838
    • Aristotle, Poetics, 1454b.22
    • Euripides, Helen, 1131
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 1122
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 417
    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 565
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.62
    • Homer, Iliad, 22.28
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.75
    • Homer, Iliad, 5.5
    • Plato, Republic, 621b
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