verb[with object] (usually as adjective asterisked)
late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek asteriskos 'small star', diminutive of astēr
Even though asterisk does not look like a tricky word to pronounce, it can be problematic. In both its singular and plural forms, it is often mispronounced as if it ends with -rix. Pronounced correctly, it ends with a -risk sound when singular and -risks when plural.
The ending of asterisk should be spelled -isk.