Meaning of Moloch
Pronunciation: (mō'lok, mol'uk), [key]
- a deity whose worship was marked by the propitiatory sacrifice of children by their own parents. II Kings 23:10; Jer. 32:35.
- anything conceived of as requiring appalling sacrifice: the Moloch of war.
- (l.c.) a spiny agamid lizard, Moloch horridus, of Australian deserts, that resembles the horned lizard.
- Moloch (Thesaurus)