Belshazzar

noun

Bel·​shaz·​zar bel-ˈsha-zər How to pronounce Belshazzar (audio)
: a son of Nebuchadnezzar and king of Babylon in the book of Daniel

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Bēlshaṣṣar

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Belshazzar was in 1587

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“Belshazzar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Belshazzar. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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