Ishtar

[ ish-tahr ]
/ ˈɪʃ tɑr /

noun

the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of love and war, identified with the Phoenician Astarte, the Semitic Ashtoreth, and the Sumerian Inanna.

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Origin of Ishtar

First recorded in 1800–10; from East Semitic (Akkadian), corresponding to West Semitic (Phoenician) Astarte; cf. Ashtoreth, Astarte, Aphrodite
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British Dictionary definitions for Ishtar

Ishtar
/ (ˈɪʃtɑː) /

noun

the principal goddess of the Babylonians and Assyrians; divinity of love, fertility, and war
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