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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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  • The careful study of antiquarians points to the fact of its having been formerly the temple of Astarte, the Phœnician Venus.

    The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou
  • Upon his right was the fane to which Astarte led him on his visit of initiation.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Was it the melancholy of Astarte the painter's art depicted?

    Manners, Vol 3 of 3 Frances Brooke
  • But, even apart from Astarte, this worship may be proven on other evidence.

    Moon Lore Timothy Harley
  • Her passports had been secured and her passage on the Astarte, of the Blue Star line, was arranged for.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • Lough Rea, and its connection with the worship of Astarte, 204, 205.

  • Astarte differs from Crassatella in having no internal cartilage in the hinge.

    A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby
  • Rose had been drawn as Astarte inscribing her lover's name on the sand.

    Manners, Vol 3 of 3 Frances Brooke
  • Eva and Tancred had talked to him of gods; Astarte had shown them to him.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Hierapolis, alias Bambyce, or Bembij, was sacred to the worship of Astarte.

    The Cradle of Mankind W.A. Wigram
British Dictionary definitions for Astarte

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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