Pronunciation: (u-haz"yOO-ēr'us, u-has"-, u-hazh"OO-; Seph. Heb.ä-khäsh"ve-rôsh'; Ashk. Heb.ä"khush-vā'rush), [key]
a king of ancient Persia, known to the Greeks as Xerxes: husband of the Biblical Esther.
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