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Nebuchadnezzar

[ neb-uh-kuhd-nez-er, neb-yoo- ]
/ ˌnɛb ə kədˈnɛz ər, ˌnɛb yʊ- /
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noun
Also Neb·u·chad·rez·zar [neb-uh-kuhd-rez-er, neb-yoo-] /ˌnɛb ə kədˈrɛz ər, ˌnɛb yʊ-/ a king of Babylonia, 604?–561? b.c., and conqueror of Jerusalem. 2 Kings 24, 25.
(sometimes lowercase) a bottle for wine holding 20 quarts (18.9 liters).
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Origin of Nebuchadnezzar

From Late Latin Nabuchodonosor, from Greek Nabouchodonósor, from Hebrew Nəbhukhaneʾṣṣar, incorrect transcription of Akkadian Nabū-kudurri-uṣur “Nabu protect the borders; Nabu protect the crown”; Nəbhukhareʾṣṣar, the correct Hebrew transcription, also appears in the Hebrew Bible; def. 2 was first recorded in 1910–15 ]

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British Dictionary definitions for Nebuchadnezzar (1 of 2)

Nebuchadnezzar1
/ (ˌnɛbjʊkədˈnɛzə) /

noun
a wine bottle, used esp for display, holding the equivalent of twenty normal bottles (approximately 520 ounces)

Word Origin for Nebuchadnezzar

C20: named after Nebuchadnezzar ², from the custom of naming large wine bottles after Old Testament figures; compare jeroboam

British Dictionary definitions for Nebuchadnezzar (2 of 2)

Nebuchadnezzar2

Nebuchadrezzar (ˌnɛbjʊkədˈrɛzə)

/ (ˌnɛbjʊkədˈnɛzə) /

noun
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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