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Belshazzar

[bel-shaz-er] /bɛlˈʃæz ər/
noun
1.
a prince of Babylon, son of Nabonidus and co-regent with him, referred to in the Bible as a king of Babylon and son of Nebuchadnezzar. Dan. 5.
Origin of Belshazzar
< Hebrew Belshaṣṣar < Akkadian Bēl-shar-uṣur may Bel guard the king
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  • So the Harvester hitched Betsy and with Belshazzar at his feet he drove through the woods to the sarsaparilla beds.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

  • Belshazzar had carried away the body—the little body that had been hers; and when he returned to her he brought a cup of wine.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • It is the same Hand that wrote on the wall the sentence of Belshazzar.

    Broken Bread Thomas Champness
  • He might as well confirm the validity of his work by a portrait of Belshazzar.

  • Even for Belshazzar it might perhaps not prove to be too late.

  • He threw the hitching strap to Belshazzar, and ran into the express office with an arm load of boxes.

    The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter
  • Yet Belshazzar was not the son of Nebuchadnezzar, neither was he king of Babylon.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
  • Belshazzar, the king, made a great feast for a thousand of his nobles and drank wine before them all.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Belshazzar was not the son of Nebuchadnezzar; neither was he king of Babylon.

    The Bible John E. Remsburg
British Dictionary definitions for Belshazzar

Belshazzar

/bɛlˈʃæzə/
noun
1.
6th century bc, the son of Nabonidus, coregent of Babylon with his father for eight years: referred to as king and son of Nebuchadnezzar in the Old Testament (Daniel 5:1, 17; 8:1); described as having received a divine message of doom written on a wall at a banquet (Belshazzar's Feast)
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Word Origin and History for Belshazzar

last Chaldean king of Babylon (Dan. v), from Hebrew Belshatztzar, a contraction of Akkadian Bel-shar-usur, literally "Bel-protect-the-king" (see Bel).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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