American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The Devil; Satan.
- n. One of the fallen angels in Milton's Paradise Lost. Beelzebub was next to Satan in power.
- n. An evil spirit; a demon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A god of the Philistines, who had a famous temple at Ekron. He was worshiped as the destroyer of flies.
- n. A name of the Mycetes ursinus, a howling monkey of South America. See cut under howler.
- n. The Devil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The title of a heathen deity to whom the Jews ascribed the sovereignty of the evil spirits; hence, the Devil or a devil. See Baal.
- n. (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
- From Latin Beelzebūb, used in the Vulgate to translate Ancient Greek βεελζεβούβ and Hebrew בעל זבוב (ba‘al-z'būb, "fly-lord") (mentioned in 2 Kings i as "the god of Ekron"). (Wiktionary)
- Hebrew ba'al zəbûb, lord (of the) fly, alteration of ba'al zəbûl, lord prince; see bʿl in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We chose the name Beelzebub to reflect the dark 'diabolic' coloration of the new species and its fierce protective behavior in the field," said Gabor Csorba of the Hungarian Natural History Museum.”
“One of the most peculiar names for Satan, the prince of demons, is the name Beelzebub.”
“Beelzebub is happily preparing the Ambassador Suite at the Hotel Hades for this a$$hat.”
“Perhaps with a memory of the days when he built book-houses, he had taken two names of the deepest dye from Milton and Bunyan for two of his favorite cats, whom he called Beelzebub and Apollyon.”
“Bunyan for two of his favorite cats, whom he called Beelzebub and”
“He fucking kicked our asses out of Heaven! "and Beelzebub is like," yeah dude "and Satan says," you know what?”
“If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!”
“The devilish worm, as the old writer calls Beelzebub, places Faust in a chair or pannier made of bones, hoists the chair on to his back and plunges (like Empedocles) into a volcano.”
“Devil but Fear and Unfaith, and all other devils are illusions, whether they be called Beelzebub, Mortal-Mind, or Karma, if they produce Fear and Unfaith in the All-Good.”
“There never yet was a good man whom some did not call Beelzebub, as they called our Master.”
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