Pronounced Pron. As-ter-ics
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Contributor Contrib.Zyanya on 5/31/2006
Derived from Greek asteriskos "little star", through its latinized form asteriscus. In literature, this is the name of the hero from Frenchmen René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's comic book series of the same name. In the comic books, it is pretended that the name is Gaulish (or Celtic, with other words) in origin, but it actually is not an authentic Gaulish name.