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morning star

a bright planet, especially Venus, seen in the east immediately before sunrise.
Also called holy water sprinkler, holy water sprinkle. a medieval shafted weapon having a head in the form of a spiked ball.
1525-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Above, the bright morning star was beginning to fade as the clear sky turned to a paler blue.
  • Its fist tightens on the morning star in his hand, and it begins to heft it.
British Dictionary definitions for morning star

morning star

a planet, usually Venus, seen just before sunrise during the time that the planet is west of the sun Also called daystar Compare evening star
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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morning star in the Bible

a name figuratively given to Christ (Rev. 22:16; comp. 2 Pet. 1:19). When Christ promises that he will give the "morning star" to his faithful ones, he "promises that he will give to them himself, that he will give to them himself, that he will impart to them his own glory and a share in his own royal dominion; for the star is evermore the symbol of royalty (Matt. 2:2), being therefore linked with the sceptre (Num. 24:17). All the glory of the world shall end in being the glory of the Church." Trench's Comm.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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