from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of Ashtoreth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of Ashtoreth.


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  • "Ashtaroth-karnaim," especially when it retains the word Ashtaroth elsewhere, is not easy to say, unless it should have some relation to boughs; as a place thick and shady with boughs.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • It blasphemes against Astarte, twisting Her name to Ashtaroth as a pun on the Hebrew word for "whore".

    Wisdom, Justice And Mercy

  • 394 In this classical land of Venus the worship of Ishtar – Ashtaroth is by no means obsolete.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • As to Ashtaroth-karnaim, there is little doubt but that was in the kingdom of Bashan; the larger region being called Ashtaroth, Karnaim is added in a distinguishing limited sense: Deuteronomy 1: 4, "Og, the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Ashtaroth in Edrei."

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • -- These lines were suggested by a passage in an unpublished drama by my friend, the author of "Ashtaroth" {A.L. Gordon} --

    The Poems of Henry Kendall With Biographical Note by Bertram Stevens

  • If in "Ashtaroth" and "Bellona" we recognise the swing of a familiar metre, in such poems as "The Sick Stockrider" we perceive the genuine poetic instinct united to a very clear perception of the loveliness of duty and of labour.

    Poems by Adam Lindsay Gordon

  • Man, a gigantic child, must play with Babylon and Ninevah, with Isis and with Ashtaroth.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Anathoth is the plural of the name Anath, just as Ashtaroth (compare Deut 1: 4) is the plural of the divine name Ashtar (Astarte).

    Anath: Bible.

  • Somewhere down the line, 'right-wing' became a direct synonym for 'nasty,' 'evil,' and 'begone from this place, foul fiend, in the name of Ashtaroth, Prince of Hell' waving crucifix and garlic dramatically in right wing person's pointy-toothed face.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • He did not need to know that these gods were called Baal, Osiris, Moloch, Ashtaroth, and the like: probably the less he knew about them the better for his orthodoxy.

    Nineteen Eighty-four


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