Beelzebub

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Beelzebūb, used in the Vulgate to translate Ancient Greek Βεελζεβούλ ‎(Beelzeboúl) and Hebrew בעל זבוב ‎(ba‘al-z'vúv, fly-lord) (mentioned in 2 Kings chapter 1 as "the god of Ekron").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /biːˈɛlzɪbʌb/

Proper noun[edit]

Beelzebub

  1. a Semitic deity that was worshiped in the Philistine city of Ekron and in later Christian and Biblical sources referred to as another name for the Devil

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Noun[edit]

Beelzebub m ‎(genitive Beelzebubes or Beelzebubs or Beelzebub, plural Beelzebube)

  1. (singular only) Beelzebub
  2. a demon, devil

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Translating Ancient Greek Βεελζεβούλ ‎(Beelzeboúl) and Hebrew בעל זבוב ‎(ba‘al-z'būb, fly-lord); perhaps a corruption of Beelzebul, meaning Lord of the High Place, with -bul altered to -bub to change the meaning to Lord of the Flies.

Proper noun[edit]

Beelzebub m ‎(indeclinable)

  1. A demon or devil.
  2. (biblical) the god of the Philistine city of Ekron.
  3. (pejorative) Beelzebul