The Alternative Latin Dictionary: Beelzebub
Alternative forms: Beelzebul etymology
Translating Ancient Greek Βεελζεβούλ 〈Beelzeboúl〉 and Hebrew בעל זבוב 〈bʻl zbwb〉; perhaps a corruption of Beelzebul, meaning Lord of the High Place, with -bul altered to -bub to change the meaning to Lord of the Flies.
- A demon or devil.
- (biblical) the god of the Philistine city of Ekron.
- (pejorative) Beelzebul
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