Βεελζεβούλ

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Hebrew בעל זבוב (Ba'al Zvuv).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Proper noun[edit]

Βεελζεβούλ (Beelzeboúlm (indeclinable)

  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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