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In Christian tradition, one of the three Magi.


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


(ˈmɛl kyɔr, -kiˌɔr)

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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