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the day on which the Christian church commemorates our Saviour's resurrection. Easter is a word of Saxon origin, and imports a goddess of the east. This goddess was Astarte, in honour of whom sacrifices were annually offered about the passover time of the year, the spring; and hence the Saxon name "aeaster" became attached by association of ideas to the Christian festival of the resurrection.

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Easter'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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