Hello everybody. As far as I know this word comes from the Acaedian godness Ishtar (24th century before Christ), as was named the sumerian godness Innana and later was known with other names as Astarte (Phoenician) and arrived to Hebrew (and until now as a name) as the name Esther. Now we can found this word that conserve his etymologic roots in several languages. Spanish - estrella French - étoile Italian - estella Portugues - estrela But I'm struck about other thing. If we look at some germanics languages we can see. English - Star Danish - stjerne German - stern Neerl- stern Norweian- stjerne Even in this languages that word seem to look like more to the "original", "ishtar". I find it very amazing the breadth of this word thinking that it is a key word in any language and closely related to the oldest traditions and theogonies. And to find it from the Tigris to a place as far as Norway it is to me etymologically impressive and more thinking that Aecadian spoke in an Semitic language.