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anatolian (hittites)

This name derives from the Anatolian (Hittites) “ḫašterz(a)”, meaning “star, celestial body, aster, to burn and glower, shine”. The Hittites were an Ancient Anatolian bronze age people who established an empire at Hattusa in north-central Anatolia who has inherited the crude form of "star", from the pie (Proto Indo-European) "*h2ster"; then the word was given to the ancient cultures as Germanic, Greek, Celtic, and Latin.

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