Balthazar

[ bal-they-zer, -thaz-er, bawl-, bahl-thuh-zahr ]
/ bælˈθeɪ zər, -ˈθæz ər, bɔl-, ˈbɑl θəˌzɑr /
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noun

one of the three Magi.
a wine bottle holding 13 quarts (12.3 liters).
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for balthazar (1 of 2)

Balthazar

1
/ (ˈbælθəˌzɑː, bælˈθæzə) /

noun

a wine bottle holding the equivalent of sixteen normal bottles (approximately 12 litres)

Word Origin for Balthazar

C20: named after Balthazar (Belshazzar) from his drinking wine at a great feast (Daniel 5:1)

British Dictionary definitions for balthazar (2 of 2)

Balthazar

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/ (ˈbælθəˌzɑː, bælˈθæzə) /

noun

(in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Caspar and Melchior
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Word Origin and History for balthazar

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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