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daystar

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Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
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English

The Sun as it appears in the sky.

Etymology

From day + star.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈdeɪstɑː/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈdeɪstɑɻ/

Noun

Singular
daystar

Plural
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  1. The morning star; the planet Venus.
    • 1809, Joel Barlow, The Columbiad, book VI, l. 245
      Here dawn'd the daystar of Hesperia's fame, / Here herald glory first emblazed her name;
    • 1865, Common English Version of the Bible, 2 Peter 1:19
      And we have more sure the prophetic word; to which ye do well that ye take heed, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the daystar arise in your hearts;
  2. (poetic) The Sun.
    I only go outdoors at night, away from the daystar's burning glare.

Usage notes

The word used in the Bible (2 Peter) is the Ancient Greek φωσφόρος ‘phosphoros’, the ancient name for the planet Venus. Literally, "light-bringer". It is interpreted by some Christians as allegory for Jesus Christ; see for example Daystar University.

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