Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • One of the three Magi.

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  • n. A very large wine bottle with the capacity of about 12 liters, equivalent to 16 standard bottles.
  • proper n. A name ascribed to one of the Magi.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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  • n. (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus

Etymologies

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From Latin Balthasar, equivalent of the English biblical Belshazzar.

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