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Astarte

[a-stahr-tee] /æˈstɑr ti/
noun
1.
an ancient Semitic deity, goddess of fertility and reproduction worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
2.
(lowercase). Also called chestnut clam. any of several marine bivalve mollusks of the genus Astarte, having a somewhat triangular, chestnut-brown shell.
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Astarte

/æˈstɑːtɪ/
noun
1.
a fertility goddess worshipped by the Phoenicians: identified with Ashtoreth of the Hebrews and Ishtar of the Babylonians and Assyrians
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Word Origin and History for Astarte

Phoenician goddess identified with Greek Aphrodite, from Greek Astarte, from Phoenician Astoreth.

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