[ bel-shaz-er ]
/ bɛlˈʃæz ər /
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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”
Words nearby Belshazzar
below stairs, below the belt, hit, below the line, Bel Paese, Belsen, Belshazzar, belt, belt-and-braces, Beltane, belt bag, beltcourse
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How to use Belshazzar in a sentence
Do not let us sit here like the great Belshazzar till the handwriting appears on the wall.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
I understand that this is believed to be the great palace where Belshazzar saw the handwriting on the wall.War in the Garden of Eden|Kermit Roosevelt
Belshazzar drew in his head with a hiss that I could hear even above the clamour of this intrusion.The Blue Germ|Martin Swayne
Our knees smote each other with fatigue, as Belshazzar's did with fear.
Belshazzar, the king, made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.The Voice and Spiritual Education|Hiram Corson
British Dictionary definitions for Belshazzar
/ (bɛlˈʃæzə) /
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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