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Nebuchadnezzar

[neb-uh-kuh d-nez-er, neb-yoo-] /ˌnɛb ə kədˈnɛz ər, ˌnɛb yʊ-/
noun
1.
Also, Nebuchadrezzar
[neb-uh-kuh d-rez-er, neb-yoo-] /ˌnɛb ə kədˈrɛz ər, ˌnɛb yʊ-/ (Show IPA)
. a king of Babylonia, 604?–561? b.c., and conqueror of Jerusalem. II Kings 24, 25.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) a bottle for wine holding 20 quarts (18.9 liters).
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Nebuchadnezzar1

/ˌnɛbjʊkədˈnɛzə/
noun
1.
a wine bottle, used esp for display, holding the equivalent of twenty normal bottles (approximately 520 ounces)
Word Origin
C20: named after Nebuchadnezzar², from the custom of naming large wine bottles after Old Testament figures; compare jeroboam

Nebuchadnezzar2

/ˌnɛbjʊkədˈnɛzə/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) a king of Babylon, 605–562 bc, who conquered and destroyed Jerusalem and exiled the Jews to Babylon (II Kings 24–25)
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Word Origin and History for Nebuchadnezzar

king of Babylon (604-562 B.C.E.), from Hebrew Nebhukhadhnetztzar, from Babylonian Nabu-kudurri-usur, probably literally "Nebo, protect the boundary."

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