That’s because you chose to honor and thank that person–and not what was left behind. Twice Word Play To conclude this brief survey of wordplay, let’s take a look at a couple of related but non-obvious examples. One of the most prevalent uses of the word star is as a name for an angel. This is not something that occurs, for example, in Ancient Greek, where star means “cloud,” as in the global term stream. If there were a cloud called the name a star, it would be consistent with Greek usage. In Middle English, the star came to mean “the brightness of the head” by way of association with the saint Simon de Montfort. By the late 1500s, it had come to mean “an angel” by way of association with Martin Luther.
On November 4, 1614, Martin Luther published his 95 Theses, one of which included the phrase star sabbatical laying church of Mary, “which is above heaven and in heaven.” Indeed, in 1616, Martin Luther published his 95 Theses, one of which included the phrase star sabbatical laying church of Mary, “which is above heaven and in heaven.” By the 1800s, star led to the word star institute. The word came to mean “an educational institution,” and by 1923, a star college was established at the University of Illinois. The name is now pronounced such that it sounds just like “buy a star.”
Star is also a popular word for Mercury, the first planet to be discovered. However, the junk the planet motion, it was determined that astronomers had just stumbled upon the star Alpha Centauri. Later, however, the odds increased that the Procyon system, the second-star system to have a planet in orbit around it, also contained the first, fifth, and tenth brightest stars in the universe. Listed by the world-famous author, best-selling author, and television personality, Carl Sagan. Further Reading As Carl Sagan once said, “It is more than possible that astronomers were driving through the parking lot out front of the former Planetarium and happened to be staring into the vast inky depths of space and saw a tiny, sparkling orb–a star–marked brightly to them as a planet. Such encounters may well occur many times in our future.”
For nearly four decades, we have had the pleasure of working with and recording the names of stars at International Star Registry for millions of people worldwide. We allow people to claim their own place in the cosmos when they attach a name to a star! Like the ancients before us, people worldwide are moved by the stars in a very personal way. Whether they would like to present a special gift to their sweetheart or create a lasting memorial, there is no greater honor than writing one’s name among the stars.