Beel·​ze·​bub | \ bē-ˈel-zi-ˌbəb How to pronounce Beelzebub (audio) , ˈbēl-zi-, ˈbel- How to pronounce Beelzebub (audio) \

Definition of Beelzebub

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

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Examples of Beelzebub in a Sentence

Beelzebub himself could not change her mind.

First Known Use of Beelzebub

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Beelzebub

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

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The first known use of Beelzebub was before the 12th century

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“Beelzebub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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