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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cupbearer  \Cup"bear`er\  (-b[^a]r`[~e]r),  n. 
  1.  One  whose  office  it  is  to  fill  and  hand  the  cups  at  an 
  entertainment. 
 
  2.  (Antiq.)  One  of  the  attendants  of  a  prince  or  noble, 
  permanently  charged  with  the  performance  of  this  office 
  for  his  master.  ``I  was  the  king's  cupbearer.''  --Neh.  i. 
  11. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cupbearer 
  n  :  the  attendant  (usually  an  officer  of  a  nobleman's  household) 
  whose  duty  is  to  fill  and  serve  cups  of  wine 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cup-bearer 
  an  officer  of  high  rank  with  Egyptian,  Persian,  Assyrian,  and 
  Jewish  monarchs.  The  cup-bearer  of  the  king  of  Egypt  is 
  mentioned  in  connection  with  Joseph's  history  (Gen.  40:1-21; 
  41:9).  Rabshakeh  (q.v.)  was  cup-bearer  in  the  Assyrian  court  (2 
  Kings  18:17).  Nehemiah  filled  this  office  to  the  king  of  Persia 
  (Neh.  1:11).  We  read  also  of  Solomon's  cup-bearers  (1  Kings 
  10:5;  2  Chr.  9:4). 
 




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