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Astarte

[ a-stahr-tee ]
/ æˈstɑr ti /
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noun
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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Origin of Astarte

First recorded in 1590–1600 for def. 1; from Latin Astartē, from Greek Astártē, from Hebrew ʿashtōreth, from Phoenician ʿashtart; cf. Ashtoreth, Aphrodite
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British Dictionary definitions for Astarte

Astarte
/ (æˈstɑːtɪ) /

noun
a fertility goddess worshipped by the Phoenicians: identified with Ashtoreth of the Hebrews and Ishtar of the Babylonians and Assyrians
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