Ahasuerus

[ uh-haz-yoo-eer-uh s, uh-has-, uh-hazh-oo-; Sephardic Hebrew ah-khahsh-ve-rawsh; Ashkenazic Hebrew ah-khuh sh-vey-ruh sh ]
/ əˌhæz yuˈɪər əs, əˌhæs-, əˌhæʒ u-; Sephardic Hebrew ɑˌxɑʃ vɛˈrɔʃ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˌɑ xəʃˈveɪ rəʃ /
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noun

a king of ancient Persia, known to the Greeks as Xerxes: husband of the Biblical Esther.

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Ahasuerus

/ (əˌhæzjuːˈɪərəs) /

noun

Old Testament a king of ancient Persia and husband of Esther, generally identified with Xerxes
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