- 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 ?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 Beelzebūb from Late Greek Beelzeboub from Hebrew ba'al zəbûb lord (of the) fly alteration of ba'al zəbûl lord prince b&ayin;l