Nabo

or Nebo. One of the divinities of the Assyrians, supposed to be the moon. (See Isa. xlvi. 1.) Many of the kings of Babylon assumed the name.

Nabonassar
is Nabo-n-assar, Asshur or Assyria. Nabochadanasor is Nabo-chadon (or adon)-[n]. assur, i.e. Nabo-king-of-Asshur or Assyria. Nabopolassar is Nabo-[son of] pul-Assyrian.

Nebochadnezzar
is Nebo-chad (or adon i.e. Nabo or Nebo-king-of-Asshur. Belchazzar is Baal-ch'-azzar, i.e. Baal-chadon-n-assar, or Baal-king-of Asshur.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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