star, a planet Snp.687 (tārāsabha the lord, lit. “the bull” of the stars, i.e. the Moon).
-gaṇa (tāra˚) the host of stars Pv.ii.9#67 (cando va t
■ gaṇe atirocati). -maṇivitāna “star-jewel-awning” canopy of jewelled stars Vism.76.
Sk. tārā = Gr. ἀστήρ, α ̓́στον (= Lat. astrum, in E. disaster), Lat. stella, Goth. staírnō, Ohg. sterro (:E. star), perhaps loan word from Semitic sources