Moloch

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noun Mo·loch \ˈmä-lək, ˈmō-ˌläk\

Definition of Moloch

  1. :  a Semitic god to whom children were sacrificed

Origin and Etymology of moloch

Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew Mōlekh


First Known Use: 14th century


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