Nebuchadnezzar

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Biblical Hebrew נְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר(Nəḇūḵǎḏne’ṣṣăr), a corruption of earlier נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּר(Nəḇūḵǎḏre’ṣṣăr), from Akkadian 𒀝𒆪𒁺𒌨𒊑𒋀 (Nabû-kudurri-uṣur, Nabu protect the king)

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Nebuchadnezzar

  1. A ruler of Babylon in the Chaldean Dynasty who reigned c. 605 BCE – 562 BCE. According to the Bible, he conquered Judah and Jerusalem, and sent the Israelites into exile.

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Nebuchadnezzar (plural Nebuchadnezzars)

  1. A very large wine bottle (named after the King) with the capacity of about 15 liters, equivalent to 20 standard bottles.