- one of the three Magi.
- a wine bottle holding 13 quarts (12.3 liters).
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for balthazar
Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”Keep Christmas Commercialized!
P. J. O’Rourke
December 6, 2014
Will breakfast at Balthazar bring sudden revelations about Millennials and Gen Xers and their taste in wheels?Nationalism on Four Wheels
October 18, 2014
Madame Francois's horse, Balthazar, an animal that was far too fat, led the van.The Fat and the Thin
As a matter of fact the children are those of Balthazar Gerbier.Six Centuries of Painting
It was no bearded demon that I beheld, but the gipsy patrico, Balthazar.
They had gained one of the roofless halls, when he encountered Balthazar.
"For the halter of Haman, you might say," returned Balthazar, sulkily.
- a wine bottle holding the equivalent of sixteen normal bottles (approximately 12 litres)
- (in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Caspar and Melchior
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."