- Bible the chief devil; Satan
- in Milton's Paradise Lost, Satan's chief lieutenant among the fallen angels
Origin of BeelzebubEcclesiastical Late Latin ; from Ecclesiastical Greek Beelzeboub ; from Classical Hebrew (language) baal-zevuv, literally , god of flies ; from baal (see Baal) + zevuv, a fly: probably deliberate pejorative alteration ; from Ba'al zebul; compare Ugaritic zbl b?l uncertain or unknown; perhaps rs, the exalted one, the lord of the earth
- The Devil; Satan.
- One of the fallen angels in Milton's Paradise Lost. Beelzebub was next to Satan in power.
- An evil spirit; a demon.
Origin of BeelzebubMiddle English, from Old English Belzebub, from Late Latin Beelzeb&umacron;b, from Late Greek Beelzeboub, from Hebrew ba‘al z&schwa;bûb, lord (of the) fly, alteration of ba‘al z&schwa;bûl, lord prince; see b&ayin;l in Semitic roots.