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

  • n. Mythology The chief Babylonian and Assyrian goddess, associated with love, fertility, and war, being the counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte.

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  • proper n. A goddess of fertility, love, sex and war. In the Babylonian pantheon, she was the divine personification of the planet Venus. Assyrian and Babylonian counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the cognate northwest Semitic goddess Astarte.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte

Etymologies

Akkadian Ištar; see ʿṯtr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Akkadian 𒀭𒈹 (dIštar). (Wiktionary)

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