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Reply #8: Not only that, it was probably used first to mean the 'morning star', ie Venus in the morning [View All]

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-11 10:19 AM
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8. Not only that, it was probably used first to mean the 'morning star', ie Venus in the morning
when it rises before the Sun. It's certainly used first in English to mean that; and the Oxford English Dictionary points out it's similar in form to the Greek word (Phosphoros) for the morning star too; whereas the biblical reference only comes in with the Vulgate translation.
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