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Appendix II

Semitic Roots
 
ENTRY:bcl.
DEFINITION:Common Semitic noun *bacl-, lord. 1a. Baal, from Hebrew bacal, lord, Baal; b. Beelzebub, from Hebrew bacal zbûb, lord (of the) fly, pejorative alteration of bacal zbûl, lord prince (name of a Philistine god; see bb and zbl). 2a. Hannibal, from Phoenician (Punic) *ann-bacl, my grace (is) Baal (see nn); b. Hasdrubal, from Phoenician (Punic) *cazr-bacl, his help (is) Baal (see cr). Both a and b from Phoenician (Punic) *bacl, lord, Baal. 3. Belshazzar, from Hebrew blaar, from Akkadian bl-ar-uur, “Bel, protect the king,” from bl, absolute form of blu, lord, Bel (Akkadian god; ar, king, and uur, protect; see rr and nr).
 
 
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