melchior


melchior

noun

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

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

noun

  1. (in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Balthazar and Caspar

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

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