the ancient Phoenician and Syrian goddess of love and fertility: identified with Astarte
Origin of AshtorethClassical Hebrew (language) ashtoret; akin to Phoenician ?shtrt, Akkadian Ishtar, also South Arabic ?thtr (the only manifestation of the deity as a male)
Origin of AshtorethHebrew 'aštōret &ayin;&tlowmac;tr
- Alternative form of Astarte.
- W. Smith.