Βεελζεβούλ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Semitic בעל זבול

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Βεελζεβούλ (Beelzeboúl) (Indeclinable); m,

  1. Beelzebub, a name for Satan.

Usage notes[edit]

Βεελζεβούλ is generally translated as Beelzebub as a result of the usage of בעל זבוב "lord of the flies" in 1 Kings. Scholars are uncertain as to whether this word is a phonetic evolution of בעל זבול "lord of the high places," a mistranscription, or a deliberate insult to the foreign deity.

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