Definitions

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

Etymologies

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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.

Examples

  • Jewish master of a trading vessel -- a lean man called Ahasuerus -- said,

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  • This makes people uncertain whether the king who is called Ahasuerus in the

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  • That Darius, who is said (XI, 1) by Daniel to have been the son of "Ahasuerus" (Xerxes), was really his father.

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  • For further details, see the eloquent and learned notice by Charles Magnin, appended to the magnificent poem "Ahasuerus," by Ed. Quinet.

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  • For further details, see the eloquent and learned notice by Charles Magnin, appended to the magnificent poem "Ahasuerus," by Ed. Quinet.

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  • It was the story of Esther, and Mama allowed me to play the part of King Ahasuerus, who saved the Jewish people.

    Roseanne Archy

  • It was the story of Esther, and Mama allowed me to play the part of King Ahasuerus, who saved the Jewish people.

    Roseanne Archy

  • When Esther learned of a plot by a madman named Haman to kill all the Jews in the Persian Empire, she knew the right thing to do was to alert her husband, King Ahasuerus.

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  • And where were the King Ahasuerus-es and the Mordecais on your route??

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  • My name is Tobias (a fresh-faced boy in the Apocrypha, who travels with angels and wrestles with fish) Fleet (a long-buried river in North London, and a great uncle who died in the Great War) Ahasuerus (more Apocrypha) Hill (like Benny).

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