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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. Historical Examples With soft speech they seduced him into the worship of asherim. The Expositor’s Bible F. W. Farrar Micah also prophesies against the “pillars” and […]
a port in NE Ohio, on Lake Erie. Historical Examples He made the drawings for the iron Howe truss bridge over Ashtabula Creek—the one which had lately fallen. The Ashtabula Disaster Stephen D. Peet Two names well-known in literature belong to Ashtabula County. Stories Of Ohio William Dean Howells Ashtabula, on a creek of the […]
noun See ashtanga yoga
- Ashtanga yoga
noun a form of hatha yoga based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and its eight stages or ‘limbs’ and involving ujjayi breathing and a swift series of poses; also called raja yoga , also written ashtanga , astanga Word Origin Sanskrit ‘having eight parts’