Ahasuerus

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ (Akhashverósh) from Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 (Xšayāršā, ruler among kings). Cognates include Xerxes from Ancient Greek Ξέρξης (Ksérksēs), from the same Old Persian name.

Proper noun[edit]

Ahasuerus

  1. A king of Persia, later identified with Xerxes.
  2. A name given to the Wandering Jew.

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