Beelzebub

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Be·el·ze·bub

 (bē-ĕl′zə-bŭb′)
n.
1. The Devil; Satan.
2. One of the fallen angels in Milton's Paradise Lost. Beelzebub was next to Satan in power.
3. An evil spirit; a demon.

[Middle English, from Old English Belzebub, from Late Latin Beelzebūb, from Late Greek Beelzeboub, from Hebrew ba'al zəbûb, lord (of the) fly, alteration of ba'al zəbûl, lord prince; see bʕl in Semitic roots.]
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Beelzebub

(bɪˈɛlzɪˌbʌb)
n
1. (Bible) Old Testament a god of the Philistines (2 Kings 1:2)
2. Satan or any devil or demon
[Old English Belzebub, ultimately from Hebrew bá`al zebūb, literally: lord of flies]
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Be•el•ze•bub

(biˈɛl zəˌbʌb, ˈbil zə-)

n.
1. Satan.
2. a devil.
3. (in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels, second only to Satan.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Beelzebub - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of GodBeelzebub - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
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Translations

Beelzebub

[biːˈelzɪbʌb] NBelcebú
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So they called him Beelzebul, a corrupted name of a Philistine god Baal-zebul that probably meant "God of the Heavenly House." The corrupt Hebrew name meant "Lord of the Flies" or "Lord of Dung." It implied an enemy of God more than an adversary of humans.