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Balthazar

[bal-they-zer, -thaz-er, bawl-, bahl-thuh-zahr] /bælˈθeɪ zər, -ˈθæz ər, bɔl-, ˈbɑl θəˌzɑr/
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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British Dictionary definitions for Balthazar

Balthazar1

/ˈbælθəˌzɑː; bælˈθæzə/
noun
1.
a wine bottle holding the equivalent of sixteen normal bottles (approximately 12 litres)
Word Origin
C20: named after Balthazar (Belshazzar) from his drinking wine at a great feast (Daniel 5:1)

Balthazar2

/ˈbælθəˌzɑː; bælˈθæzə/
noun
1.
(in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Caspar and Melchior
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Word Origin and History for Balthazar

masc. proper name, from French, from Latin, from Greek Baltasar, from Hebrew Belteshatztzar (Dan. x:1), from Babylonian Balat-shar-usur, literally "save the life of the king."

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