A starry, starry night

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 I think some of the best words in Old English relate to the heavens. 

You can imagine our Anglo-Saxon ancestors gazing at the beautiful night sky, no air pollution in sight.  Well, apart from the smoky smoky hall fires...

Ic eom tungolwitega ond ic seo þæt tungolgim

[itch ay-om tung-ol-wee-tay-ga ond itch say-oh that tung-ol-gim]

I'm an astrologer/star prophet and I behold that bright star

There's also

tunglen - starry


Steorgleaw - clever at astrology