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Mel·chi·or

 (mĕl′kē-ôr′)
In Christian tradition, one of the three Magi.
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Melchior

(ˈmɛlkɪˌɔː)
n
1. (Bible) (in Christian tradition) one of the Magi, the others being Balthazar and Caspar
2. (Biography) Lauritz (ˈlaʊrɪts). 1890–1973, US operatic tenor, born in Denmark
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Mel•chior

(ˈmɛl kyɔr, -kiˌɔr)

n.
1. one of the three Magi.
2. Lauritz (Lebrecht Hommel), 1890–1973, U.S. tenor, born in Denmark.
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Noun1.Melchior - United States operatic tenor (born in Denmark) noted for his Wagnerian roles (1890-1973)Melchior - United States operatic tenor (born in Denmark) noted for his Wagnerian roles (1890-1973)
2.Melchior - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant JesusMelchior - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus; usually represented as a king of Nubia
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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