- the chief devil; Satan.
- a devil.
- (in Milton's Paradise Lost) one of the fallen angels, second only to Satan.
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Historical Examples of beelzebub
They're given over to the worship of Beelzebub—half these church-going folks!The Christian
You know, Beelzebub is positively the worst mare in the Valley.The Spoilers of the Valley
You are a fair and shining vessel (of a kind), but Beelzebub's at your heart.John Splendid
Grandfather of Beelzebub, is this a place to lie worshiping your fiends?Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8
Charles H. Sylvester
Blythe had been re-christened "Beelzebub" as an acknowledgment of the greatness of his fall.Cabbages and Kings
- Old Testament a god of the Philistines (2 Kings 1:2)
- Satan or any devil or demon
Word Origin for Beelzebub
Old English Belzebub, Philistine god worshipped at Ekron (2 Kings i:2), from Latin, used in Vulgate for New Testament Greek beelzeboub, from Hebrew ba'al-z'bub "lord of the flies," from ba'al "lord" + z'bhubh "fly." By later Christian writers often taken as another name for "Satan," though Milton made him one of the fallen angels.