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Nabonidus

[nab-oh-nahy-duh s] /ˌnæb oʊˈnaɪ dəs/
noun
1.
died 539? b.c, last king of Babylonia 556–539 (father of Belshazzar).
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  • Nabonidus sat in his coolest room, comfortably partaking of his supper.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Modern excavators have been greatly aided by these tablets of Nabonidus.

  • However, Nabonidus opened such a discussion in a very tactful way.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Nabonidus sighed inaudibly, but his eyes never strayed to the couch.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • In spite of the jolting misery of that ride, Nabonidus preferred it to the litter.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • Nabonidus went back to his couch and seated himself on the edge of it.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • In 538 Cyrus moved against Babylon, and Nabonidus now retreated into the city with his troops, and prepared for a siege.

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  • And yet Nabonidus realized to the full the gravity of his position.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • For the first time in many years Nabonidus regarded his son with something akin to scorn.

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  • Nabonidus acknowledged the courtesy with old-accustomed graciousness.

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British Dictionary definitions for Nabonidus

Nabonidus

/ˌnæbəˈnaɪdəs/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the father of Belshazzar, last king of Babylon before it was captured by Cyrus in 539 bc
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