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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The goddess of justice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name sometimes given to the sign Virgo.
  • noun The 5th planetoid, discovered at Driesen by Henke in 1845.
  • noun [NL.] In zoology, a genus of fixed coralligenous zoöphytes, or stone-corals, typical of the family Astræidæ, or star-corals. See star-coral. Also spelled Astrea.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The Greek goddess of stars and justice; similar to Dike, equivalent to the Roman goddess Justitia.
  • proper noun astronomy 5 Astraea, the asteroid.

Etymologies

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From the ancient Greek, Ἀστραῖα; "star maiden".

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