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

[Akkadian Ištar; see ʕṯtr in Semitic roots.]


(Non-European Myth & Legend) the principal goddess of the Babylonians and Assyrians; divinity of love, fertility, and war


(ˈɪʃ tɑr)

the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of love and war, identified with the Phoenician Astarte and the Semitic Ashtoreth.
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Noun1.Ishtar - Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and warIshtar - Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte
Babylon - the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
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The 12-year-old girl, known as, Ischtar A, said she told police on several occasions she saw a man sitting in the driving seat of the van Priklopil used to snatch the girl off the street.