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[bel-shaz-er] /bɛlˈʃæz ər/
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 Unabridged
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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


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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