E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
or Ahashverosh. A title common to several Persian kings. The three mentioned in the Bible are supposed to be Cyaxars (Dan. xi. 1); Xerxes (Esther); and Cambyses (Ezra iv. 6).
An alabaster vse found at Halicarnassus gives four renderings of the name Xerxes, viz., Persian, Khshyarsha; Assyrian, Khisiharsaha; Egyptian, Khshyarsha, and the Greek, Xerxes; the Sanskrit root Kshi means to rule, Kshathra (Zend Ksathra), a king.