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also Bal·tha·sar  (băl-thā′zər, băl′thə-zär′)
In Christian tradition, one of the three Magi.


(ˈbælθəˌzɑː; bælˈθæzə)
(Brewing) a wine bottle holding the equivalent of sixteen normal bottles (approximately 12 litres)
[C20: named after Balthazar (Belshazzar) from his drinking wine at a great feast (Daniel 5:1)]


(ˈbælθəˌzɑː; bælˈθæzə)
(Bible) (in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Caspar and Melchior


(bɔlˈθæz ər, bæl-, ˈbɔl θəˌzɑr, ˈbæl-)

1. one of the three Magi.
2. a wine bottle holding 13 quarts (12.3 liters).
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Noun1.Balthazar - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant JesusBalthazar - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Magi, Wise Men - (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
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