Beelzebub

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

Definition of Beelzebub

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

Examples of beelzebub in a Sentence

  1. Beelzebub himself could not change her mind.

Origin and Etymology of 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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