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- n. Obsolete form of star.
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- n. A star.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of star.
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And this sterre, that is toward the north, that wee clepen the lode sterre, ne apperethe not to hem.
Now schulle ze knowe, that azen the Transmontayne, is the tother sterre, that is clept Antartyke; as I have seyd before.
In that lond, ne in many othere bezonde that, no man may see the sterre transmontane, that is clept the sterre of the see, that is unmevable, and that is toward the northe, that we clepen the lode sterre.
After goynge be see and be londe, toward this contree, of that I have spoke, and to other yles and londes bezonde that contree, I have founden the sterre Antartyk of 33 degrees of heghte, and mo mynutes.
And besyde that, is the place where the sterre fell, that ladde the 3 kynges, Jaspar, Melchior and Balthazar: but men of
And in tho yles men seen ther no sterres so clerly as in other places: for there apperen no sterres, but only o clere sterre, that men clepen
And right as the schip men taken here avys here, and governe hem be the lode sterre, right so don schip men bezonde the parties, be the sterre of the southe, the whiche sterre apperethe not to us.
Braban, and beholden the astrolabre, that the sterre that is clept the Transmontayne, is 53 degrees highe.
And that was the 4 day aftre that thei hadden seyn the sterre, whan they metten in that cytee: and thus thei weren in 9 dayes, fro that cytee at Betheleem; and that was gret myracle.
And in this roche he sette him, whan the Jewes wolde a stoned him; and a sterre cam doun, and zaf him light.