A names, Female, Hindu mythology, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Astra

Astra is a female given name meaning “star” which comes from Latin astrum via Ancient Greek astron which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. In Hindu mythology, an astra refers to a supernatural weapon controlled by a god and which later came to mean any weapon that was released from one’s hand (arrow, spear, sword, etc.)

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Aster (English)
  • Astraea (Ancient Greek)
  • Astraia (Ancient Greek)

 

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