E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Astarte (3 syl.)
The lady beloved by Manfred. In order to see and speak to her, the magician entered the hall of Arimans, and the spirits called up the phantom of the young lady, which told the count that to-morrow would end his earthly ills. When Manfred asked her if she loved him, she sighed Manfred, and vanished. (Byron: Manfred.)