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evening star

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  1. a bright planet seen in the western sky at or soon after sunset, especially Venus.
  2. any planet that rises before midnight.
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Origin of evening star

First recorded in 1525–35
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  • But the evening-star still shines in the heavens, and will ever shine there!

    Goethe and Schiller

    L. Mhlbach

  • Under those trees, gazing across the ocean, in the still light of the evening-star, Odysseus wept for his far-distant home.

  • Hesper, the evening-star, was sometimes identified with Phosphor.

  • She has a sphere of her own, which has no more to do with our world than if she lived in the evening-star.

  • She remained Istar, without any feminine suffix, and it was never forgotten that she was the evening-star.

    Patriarchal Palestine

    Archibald Henry Sayce

British Dictionary definitions for evening star

evening star

  1. a planet, usually Venus, seen just after sunset during the time that the planet is east of the sunCompare morning star
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