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

  • n. Mythology The chief Sumerian goddess, associated with fertility, the natural world, and war, and later equated with the Babylonian Ishtar.

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  • proper n. Sumerian goddess of sexual love, fertility, and warfare. The Akkadians called her Ishtar.

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  • n. consort of Dumuzi (Tammuz)


Sumerian in-an-ak, lady of the sky : in, variant of nin, lady + an, sky + -ak, genitive suff.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sumerian 𒀭𒈹 (DINGIRINANNA). (Wiktionary)



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