one of the three Magi.
a wine bottle holding 13 quarts (12.3 liters).
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

Casper, Melchior, and Balthazar “presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”
Keep Christmas Commercialized! P. J. O’Rourke December 5, 2014

Will breakfast at Balthazar bring sudden revelations about Millennials and Gen Xers and their taste in wheels?
Nationalism on Four Wheels Clive Irving October 17, 2014

Historical Examples

Balthazar had given us eight crowns; there was one remaining of the common fund.
Letters of John Calvin, Volume I (of 4) Jules Bonnet

They had gained one of the roofless halls, when he encountered Balthazar.
Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth

Little by little Balthazar’s eyes lost their fire and took the glaucous opaque tint which overspreads the eyes of old men.
The Alkahest Honore de Balzac

As a matter of fact the children are those of Balthazar Gerbier.
Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies

Thus Balthazar obtained from William’s charity what Parma’s thrift had denied—a fund for carrying out his purpose.
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84 John Lothrop Motley

I have been made ridiculous by your measly little Balthazar—who should have been a man, sir!
Life on the Stage Clara Morris

Then she knocked gently on the door of communication, to assure herself that Balthazar had not fallen into abstraction.
The Alkahest Honore de Balzac

Moreover, there was Balthazar’s prediction that he was to be happy with her for long years.
Balzac Frederick Lawton

a wine bottle holding the equivalent of sixteen normal bottles (approximately 12 litres)
(in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Caspar and Melchior

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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