Balthazar

[bal-they-zer, -thaz-er, bawl-, bahl-thuh-zahr]
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Contemporary Examples of balthazar

  • Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”

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  • Will breakfast at Balthazar bring sudden revelations about Millennials and Gen Xers and their taste in wheels?

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Historical Examples of balthazar

  • Madame Francois's horse, Balthazar, an animal that was far too fat, led the van.

  • As a matter of fact the children are those of Balthazar Gerbier.

  • It was no bearded demon that I beheld, but the gipsy patrico, Balthazar.

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    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • They had gained one of the roofless halls, when he encountered Balthazar.

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  • "For the halter of Haman, you might say," returned Balthazar, sulkily.

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British Dictionary definitions for balthazar

Balthazar

1
noun
  1. 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)

Balthazar

2
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

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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