[ a-stahr-tee ]
/ æˈstɑr ti /
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an ancient Semitic deity, goddess of fertility and reproduction worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
(lowercase)Also called chest·nut clam, chest·nut shell . any of several marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Astarte, having a somewhat triangular, chestnut-brown shell.
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How to use Astarte in a sentence
We now leave Astarte to the judgment of posterity, for whom, in a peculiarly cruel sense, it was originally intended.Byron|Richard Edgcumbe
It seemed to him that the beautiful Jewish girl had been sent to help him in his struggle against the heathen spells of Astarte.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III|Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
No sooner were they seated at a little table when they were joined by the Duchess Astarte.The Title Market|Emily Post
It indicates that his sister, Astarte, had been self-sacrificed in the pursuit of their magical knowledge.The Life of Lord Byron|John Galt
In honour of Astarte, half-frantic youths and men mutilated themselves, and wore female attire.History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
British Dictionary definitions for Astarte
/ (æˈstɑːtɪ) /
a fertility goddess worshipped by the Phoenicians: identified with Ashtoreth of the Hebrews and Ishtar of the Babylonians and Assyrians
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