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Origin of the name ACHASHVEROSH.
Etymology of the name ACHASHVEROSH.
Meaning of the baby name ACHASHVEROSH.


ACHASHVEROSH (אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ).  Original Hebrew form of biblical Ahasuerus (q.v.), a form of Persian Khshayarsha (q.v.), meaning "venerable king." (A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, &c., Smith, 1877)

... The name of the Persian monarch whose feastings, revelry, and decrees are recorded in the book of Esther.  The apocryphal additions to that book, as well as the Septuagint, and Josephus, call him Arthasastha or Artaxerxes; he is probably the same king as the Artaxerxes Longimanus of the Greek historians, whose reign commenced B.C. 465.  His favourable disposition towards the Jews (Ezr. vii.) might be owing to the influence of the Jewish woman, Esther.  The name Achashverosh occurs also, Dan. ix. 1, where some interpreters take it for Astyages, king of the Medes; and Ezr. iv. 6, where Cambyses seems to be meant by it.  The word Achashverosh has been explained by means of the modern Persian as signifying "an excellent or noble prince":  this would nearly agree with the explanation given by Herodotus (vi. 98) of the name Artaxerxes, which according to him means "a great warrior."  The signification of the name accounts for its being given to various monarchs. (The Penny Cyclopaedia, v.1, 1833.)


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