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Beelzebub

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noun Beel·ze·bub \bē-ˈel-zi-ˌbəb, ˈbēl-zi-, ˈbel-\

Definition of Beelzebub

  1. 1 :  devil

  2. 2 :  a fallen angel in Milton's Paradise Lost ranking next to Satan



Examples of beelzebub

  1. <Beelzebub himself could not change her mind.>



Origin of beelzebub

Beelzebub, prince of devils, from Latin, from Greek Beelzeboub, from Hebrew Baʽal zĕbhūbh, a Philistine god, literally, lord of flies


First Known Use: before 12th century


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