the ancient Phoenician and Syrian goddess of love and fertility: identified with Astarte
Origin of AshtorethClassical Hebrew (language) ashtoret; akin to Phoenician uncertain or unknown; perhaps shtrt, Akkadian Ishtar, also South Arabic uncertain or unknown; perhaps thtr (the only manifestation of the deity as a male)
Origin of AshtorethHebrew ‘ašt&omacron;ret; see &ayin;&tlowmac;tr in Semitic roots.
- Alternative form of Astarte.
- W. Smith.