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Latin word meaning “little cloud, mist”from Indo-European *nébʰos (“cloud”)
From Latin 'satelles' ('attendant, guard')through French
Latin : part 1. word meaning 'over'part 2. feminine form for 'new'
Proto-Germanic *mēnô (same meaning)from Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (same meaning too)
Greek γαλαξίας ('milky way')from γάλα ('milk')
From 'quasi-stellar radio source'
Greek πλανήτης ('wanderer')from 'πλανάω' ('I wander')
Latin 'all things, as a whole'from 'unus' ('one') + past of 'verto' ('to turn')
Greek; part 1. ἀστήρ ('celestial body')part 2. ναύτης ('sailor')
Greek μετέωρος ('raised from the ground')from μετά (“beyond”) + ἀείρω (“I lift up”)
From latin Latin 'ob' ('towards') + 'servare' ('watch over')Through French by the addition of the suffix '-oire'
Greek ζῳδιακός ('related to little animals')from ζῴδιον ('little animal')
Greek 'κομήτης' ('longhaired)from 'κόμη' ('hair of the head')
Greek; part 1. ἀστήρ ('celestial body')part 2. εἶδος ('form, shape')
Greek; part 1. τῆλε (“afar”)part 2. σκοπέω ('I look at')
Transcription of Greek 'κόσμος'The word originally meant 'order', then 'world, universe'
From Latin for 'star'with a prefix 'cum-' ('with'); and a suffix '-ātiō'
Proto-Germanic *sternǭ (same meaning)Indo-European *h₂stḗr (same meaning)
adjective, from Latin 'sidus' ('star', 'constellation')
French : from Latin 'spatium' ('room, extent')Indo-European *speh₁- (“to stretch, to pull”)
Greek ἔκλειψις ('disappearance')ἐκλείπω (I leave out') ; from ἐκ- (“out”) +‎ λείπω (I leave)
Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ (same meaning)Indo-European *sóh₂wl̥ (same meaning too)

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