Definitions

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  • proper n. A king of Persia, later identified with Xerxes.
  • proper n. A name given to the Wandering Jew.

Etymologies

From Hebrew אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ (Akhashverósh) from Old Persian 𐎧𐏁𐎹𐎠𐎼𐏁𐎠 (Xšayāršā, "ruler among kings"). Cognates include Xerxes from Ancient Greek Ξέρξης (Xerxēs), from the same Old Persian name. (Wiktionary)

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