Bel

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See also: bel, bel-, bél, bèl, and

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Belus, from Ancient Greek Βηλος ‎(Bēlos), ultimately from Akkadian 𒂗 ‎(Bēlu).

Proper noun[edit]

Bel

  1. A Babylonian deity, corresponding to the Semitic Baal.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Jeremiah 50:2:
      Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
  2. (Armenian mythology) An evil giant who ruled Babylon prior to his defeat by the Armenian culture hero Hayk.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short form of Isabel; a variant of Belle and Bell.

Proper noun[edit]

Bel

  1. A female given name.