Beelzebub

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Beelzebūb, the Vulgate's form of 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. (biblical) A Canaanite deity worshipped at Ekron.
  2. (Christianity) Satan, 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.

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /beˈel.ze.bub/, [bɛˈɛɫ.zɛ.bʊb]

Proper noun[edit]

Beelzebub m ‎(indeclinable)

  1. biblical the god of the Philistine city of Ekron.
  2. (pejorative) Beelzebul

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