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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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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-)
2. a devil.
3. (in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels, second only to Satan.
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|Noun||1.||Beelzebub - (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell|
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