The term ‘Altronaut‘ is derived from a combination of ‘Altro,’ a word of Latin origin (‘alterum‘) meaning ‘more than‘ in this context, and the suffix ‘-naut,’ which refers to a sailor or navigator. Thus, an ‘Altronaut‘ signifies a spacefarer who transcends the capabilities of the traditional space explorer (i.e., astronauts and cosmonauts), embodying a sense of exploration that goes beyond the boundaries of our imagination.
From Latin alterum, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élteros.
altro (feminine altra, masculine plural altri, feminine plural altre).
- Other, another, more, further, else.
From Ancient Greek ναύτης (naútēs, “sailor”).
- Forms nouns meaning voyager or traveller