[neb-uh-kuh d-nez-er, neb-yoo-]
- Also Neb·u·chad·rez·zar [neb-uh-kuh d-rez-er, neb-yoo-] /ˌnɛb ə kədˈrɛz ər, ˌnɛb yʊ-/ a king of Babylonia, 604?–561? b.c., and conqueror of Jerusalem. II Kings 24, 25.
- (sometimes lowercase) a bottle for wine holding 20 quarts (18.9 liters).
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Examples from the Web for nebuchadnezzar
The Bishop admitted it, as in the case of Nebuchadnezzar's image.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
It is said that, in Basque, "you spell Solomon, and pronounce it Nebuchadnezzar."A Short History of Spain
Mary Platt Parmele
Nebuchadnezzar himself does not enumerate Sin among the chief gods.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
"It's just like hearing about Nebuchadnezzar," she remarked.Virgin Soil
Ivan S. Turgenev
Here Nebuchadnezzar boasted of the glories of his city, and was punished for his pride.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- a wine bottle, used esp for display, holding the equivalent of twenty normal bottles (approximately 520 ounces)
C20: named after Nebuchadnezzar ², from the custom of naming large wine bottles after Old Testament figures; compare jeroboam
- Old Testament a king of Babylon, 605–562 bc, who conquered and destroyed Jerusalem and exiled the Jews to Babylon (II Kings 24–25)
Word Origin and History for nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon (604-562 B.C.E.), from Hebrew Nebhukhadhnetztzar, from Babylonian Nabu-kudurri-usur, probably literally "Nebo, protect the boundary."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper