an ancient Semitic goddess, sometimes identified with Ashtoreth and Astarte, worshiped by the Phoenicians and Canaanites.
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.
and pl. Asherim in Revised Version, instead of “grove” and “groves” of the Authorized Version. This was the name of a sensual Canaanitish goddess Astarte, the feminine of the Assyrian Ishtar. Its symbol was the stem of a tree deprived of its boughs, and rudely shaped into an image, and planted in the ground. Such religious symbols (“groves”) are frequently alluded to in Scripture (Ex. 34:13; Judg. 6:25; 2 Kings 23:6; 1 Kings 16:33, etc.). These images were also sometimes made of silver or of carved stone (2 Kings 21:7; “the graven image of Asherah,” R.V.). (See GROVE ØT0001556 .).
the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning. Also called volcanic ash. Geology. finely pulverized lava thrown out by a volcano in eruption. a light, silvery-gray color. ashes. deathlike grayness; extreme pallor suggestive of death. ruins, especially the residue of something destroyed; remains; vestiges: the ashes of their love; the ashes of the past. […]
noun (Scot & Northern English, dialect) a shallow oval dish or large plate Historical Examples A ‘jigget’ of mutton is of course a gigot, and we have identified an ‘ashet’ as an assiette. Penelope’s Experiences in Scotland Kate Douglas Wiggin American Society for Healthcare Education and Training
a city in W North Carolina. Contemporary Examples The mother was the daughter of a Massachusetts movie theater manager who moved the family to Asheville when she was a teen. Judy Clarke, the Defense Lawyer Appointed to Defend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Michael Daly April 30, 2013 Kelly, who graduated from Pitt in 1933, should easily waltz […]
a rain of airborne ash resulting from a volcanic eruption. the deposit produced by such an event.