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[kas-per] /ˈkæs pər/
one of the three Magi.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • There is no great difference between them in point of size, though Caspar is two years the younger.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Caspar Potts, candle in hand, led the way to the floor below.

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • The satisfaction poor Caspar exhibited was, however, small; he sat very upright, gazing at her.

  • Of course the botanist made no objection, and Caspar was delighted with the idea.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • That Caspar Brooke—his friend, his mentor, almost his hero—should not have been able to live with his wife was bad enough!

    Brooke's Daughter Adeline Sergeant
  • On hearing this, both Karl and Caspar were more contented with what they had done.

    The Plant Hunters Mayne Reid
  • Perhaps no character ever aroused greater interest than Caspar Hauser.

British Dictionary definitions for Caspar


/ˈkæspə; ˈkæspɑː/
(in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the other two being Melchior and Balthazar
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