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Melchior

[mel-kyawr, -kee-awr]
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noun
  1. one of the three Magi.
  2. Lau·ritz (Leb·recht Hom·mel) [lou-rits, lawr-its; Danish lou-rits lib-rekht hom-el] /ˈlaʊ rɪts, ˈlɔr ɪts; Danish ˈlaʊ rɪts ˈlɪb rɛxt ˈhɒm ɛl/, 1890–1973, U.S. operatic tenor, born in Denmark.
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Melchior1

noun
  1. (in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Balthazar and Caspar
  2. Lauritz (ˈlaʊrɪts). 1890–1973, US operatic tenor, born in Denmark

Melchior2

noun
  1. (in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Balthazar and Caspar
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Word Origin and History for melchior

Melchior

masc. proper name, literally "king of light," from Hebrew melekh "king" + or "light."

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