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[ish-tahr] /ˈɪʃ tɑr/
the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of love and war, identified with the Phoenician Astarte, the Semitic Ashtoreth, and the Sumerian Inanna.
Also called Mylitta. Unabridged
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the principal goddess of the Babylonians and Assyrians; divinity of love, fertility, and war
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ancient Sumero-Babylonian goddess of love and fertility, counterpart of Phoenician Astarte (q.v.), from Akkad. Ishtar.

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