Definition of Beelzebub noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪˈelzɪbʌb//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈelzɪbʌb//
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a name for the Devil Word Originfrom late Latin Beëlzebub, translating Hebrew ba‘al zěb̲ūb̲ ‘lord of flies’, the name of a Philistine god, and Greek Beelzeboul ‘the Devil’, mentioned in the Bible.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Beelzebub