Astarte









Astarte


Astarte [a-stahr-tee] Examples 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.

Examples from the Web for astarte Historical Examples of astarte

  • Eva and Tancred had talked to him of gods; Astarte had shown them to him.

    Tancred

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Upon his right was the fane to which Astarte led him on his visit of initiation.

    Tancred

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • But, even apart from Astarte, this worship may be proven on other evidence.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • Astarte would like to know how to make a baby’s woollen jacket.

    Little Folks (October 1884)

    Various

  • Was not the temple of Astarte full of her women-worshippers and of her eunuchs?

    The Expositor’s Bible

    F. W. Farrar

  • British Dictionary definitions for astarte Astarte noun

    1. a fertility goddess worshipped by the Phoenicians: identified with Ashtoreth of the Hebrews and Ishtar of the Babylonians and Assyrians

    Word Origin and History for astarte Astarte

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

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