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Belshazzar

[ bel-shaz-er ]
/ bɛlˈʃæz ər /
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noun

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. Daniel 5.

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Origin of Belshazzar

From Hebrew Belshaṣṣar, from Akkadian Bēl-shar-uṣur “may Bel guard the king”
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British Dictionary definitions for Belshazzar

Belshazzar
/ (bɛlˈʃæzə) /

noun

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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