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Ashtoreth

[ ash-tuh-reth ]
/ ˈæʃ təˌrɛθ /
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noun

an ancient Semitic goddess, identified with the Phoenician Astarte.

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Origin of Ashtoreth

First recorded in 1520–40; from Hebrew ʿashtōreth (the last two syllables are deliberately distorted with the vowels of bōsheth “shame, shameful thing, abomination”), from Phoenician ʿashtart; cf. Astarte,Aphrodite
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British Dictionary definitions for Ashtoreth

Ashtoreth
/ (ˈæʃtəˌrɛθ) /

noun Old Testament

an ancient Semitic fertility goddess, identified with Astarte and Ishtar
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