Melchior

[mel-kyawr, -kee-awr]
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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Melchior

1
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

Melchior

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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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