a Semitic goddess of fertility and sexual love, worshiped by the Phoenicians and others
Origin of AstarteClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Astart? ; from Classical Hebrew (language) ashtoret, Ashtoreth
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.
Origin of AstarteGreek Astart&emacron;, of Phoenician origin; see &ayin;&tlowmac;tr in Semitic roots.
From Ancient Greek Αστάρτη (Astártē).