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As·tar·te  audio  (-stärt) KEY 

NOUN:
Mythology
An ancient Semitic goddess of love and war, being the Phoenician, Syrian, and Canaanite counterpart to Ishtar. In the Bible, her name sometimes appears in the plural, perhaps referring to a group of goddesses. Also called Ashtoreth.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek Astart, of Phoenician origin; see tr in Semitic roots


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