[ad_1] noun, plural A·she·rim [uhsheer-im] /əˈʃɪər ɪm/, A·she·rahs for 2.
  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.

1863, wooden pillar used as symbol of Canaanite goddess Ashera, of unknown origin.


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