Other Word Forms of Lodestar
Origin of Lodestar
From lode (“journey, course") +"Ž star, where lode is an archaic noun from the verb lithe (“to go, journey"), related to lead. Cognate with Old Norse leiðarstjarna, German Leitstern, Swedish ledstjärna. English from the 14th century as loode sterre, lood-sterre, lade-sterne, 15th century lode sterre, 16th century lode starre.
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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