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[dey-stahr] /ˈdeɪˌstɑr/
a morning star.
the sun.
Origin of daystar
before 1000; Middle English daysterre, Old English dægsteorra. See day, star Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The stars withdrew, marshaled by the daystar, which last of all retired also.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • But Darnell was not afraid, because of the daystar that had risen in his heart.

    The House of Souls Arthur Machen
  • To the east, and right amidships of the dawn, which was all pink, the daystar sparkled like a diamond.

    Island Nights' Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson
  • How art thou fallen, O Lucifer (daystar), son of the morning!

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • As we waited, suddenly the daystar flashed up over the mountains, a brilliant herald summoning the world to wake.

  • To-day, the Dawn and the daystar: to-morrow, the daystar arising in the heart.

    Mornings in Florence John Ruskin
  • In the meanwhile the sun ascended the horizon, and the last shadows melted away in the dazzling beams propelled by the daystar.

    Stronghand Gustave Aimard
  • Drawing a long breath, she enjoyed the coolness which precedes the departure of the daystar.

    Arachne, Complete Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for daystar


a poetic word for the sun
another word for the morning star
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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daystar in the Bible

which precedes and accompanies the sun-rising. It is found only in 2 Pet. 1:19, where it denotes the manifestation of Christ to the soul, imparting spiritual light and comfort. He is the "bright and morning star" of Rev. 2:28; 22:16. (Comp. Num. 24:17.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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