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 A’gur’s Wish (Prov. xxx. 8).Ahead. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ahasue rus,
 
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).   1
        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.
 


 A’gur’s Wish (Prov. xxx. 8).Ahead. 

 
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