Balthazar

Balthazar

[bal-they-zer, -thaz-er, bawl-, bahl-thuh-zahr]
noun
1.
one of the three Magi.
2.
a wine bottle holding 13 quarts (12.3 liters).
3.
a male given name.
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Balthazar1 (ˈbælθəˌzɑː, bælˈθæzə)
 
n
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of sixteen normal bottles (approximately 12 litres)
 
[C20: named after Balthazar (Belshazzar) from his drinking wine at a great feast (Daniel 5:1)]

Balthazar2 (ˈbælθəˌzɑː, bælˈθæzə)
 
n
(in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Caspar and Melchior

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Balthazar
masc. proper name, from Fr., from L., from Gk. Baltasar, from Heb. Belteshatztzar (Dan. x.1), from Babylonian Balat-shar-usur, lit. "save the life of the king."
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