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Asherah

[uh-sheer-uh]
noun, plural A·she·rim [uh-sheer-im] /əˈʃɪər ɪm/, A·she·rahs for 2.
  1. an ancient Semitic goddess, sometimes identified with Ashtoreth and Astarte, worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
  2. any of various upright wooden objects serving as a sacred symbol of Asherah.
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Word Origin and History for asherah

n.

1863, wooden pillar used as symbol of Canaanite goddess Ashera, of unknown origin.

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