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Meaning of Asherah

A•she•rah

Pronunciation: (u-shēr'u), [key]
— pl. A•she•rim A•she•rahs
  1. an ancient Semitic goddess, sometimes identified with Ashtoreth and Astarte, worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
  2. any of various upright wooden objects serving as a sacred symbol of Asherah.
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