- Malchus, a.d. c233–c304, Greek philosopher.
Examples from the Web for malchus
The man thus wounded was Malchus, a servant of the high priest.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
I wrote to her twice and three times to Malchus, but no answer.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (of 3)
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
They have also St. Peter's sword, with which he smote off the ear of Malchus.The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)
That Peter cut off the right ear of Malchus, is beyond all doubt.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne
I have written to her twice, and to Malchus three times—but no answer.Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.)
- any igneous rock with large crystals embedded in a finer groundmass of minerals
- obsolete a reddish-purple rock consisting of large crystals of feldspar in a finer groundmass of feldspar, hornblende, etc
- original name Malchus. 232–305 ad, Greek Neo-Platonist philosopher, born in Syria; disciple and biographer of Plotinus
Word Origin and History for malchus
type of ornamental stone, late 14c., porfurie, from Old French porfire, from Italian porfiro and in some cases directly from Latin porphyrites, a purple semi-precious stone quarried near the Red Sea in Egypt, from Greek porphyrites (lithos) "the purple (stone)," from porphyra (n.) "purple, purple dye" (see purple). Spelling Latinized mid-15c. Now used generally for a type of igneous rock without regard to color. Porphyrios was an ancient proper name.
- An igneous rock containing the large crystals known as phenocrysts embedded in a fine-grained matrix.