Variant of Beelzebub
- Bible the chief devil; Satanalso Beelzebul
- in Milton's Paradise Lost, Satan's chief lieutenant among the fallen angels
Origin: LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) Beelzeboub < Heb baal-zevuv, lit., god of flies < baal (see Baal) + zevuv, a fly: prob. deliberate pejorative alteration < Baʼal zebul; cf. Ugaritic zbl bʿl ʾrs, the exalted one, the lord of the earth
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