- skip - Brewer’s

Ahasue rus

,

or Ahashverosh. A title common to several Persian kings. The three mentioned in the Bible are supposed to be Cyaxarēs (Dan. xi. 1); Xerxes (Esther); and Cambyses (Ezra iv. 6).

An alabaster văse found at Halicarnassus gives four renderings of the name Xerxes, viz., Persian, Khshāyarsha; Assyrian, Khisiharsaha; Egyptian, Khshyarsha, and the Greek, Xerxes; the Sanskrit root Kshi means “to rule,” Kshathra (Zend Ksathra), a king.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Agog
Agonistes
Agonistics
Agony
Agony Column
Agra rian Law
Agrimony
Ague (A cure for)
Ague.cheek
Agur’s Wish (Prov. xxx. 8)
Ahasue rus
Ahead
Ahithophel
Ah med (Prince)
Aholibah (Ezek. xxiii. 4, 11, etc.)
Aholibamah
Ahriman
Aide toi et le Ciel taidera (God will help those who help themselves)
Aigrette
Aim
Aim-crier

See Also:

Ahasue`rus