Melchior

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Said to be of Old Persian origin.

Noun[edit]

Melchior (plural Melchiors)

  1. A very large wine bottle (named after the King) with the capacity of about 18 liters, equivalent to 24 standard bottles.

Proper noun[edit]

Melchior

  1. One of the Magi according to medieval Christian legend.
  2. (rather rare) A male given name.
    • 1991 Angela Carter, Wise Children, Chatto & Windus, ISBN 0701133546, page 16:
      So twin boys, our fathers, were born in the USA. Melchior and Peregrine. What names, eh? What delusions of grandeur went into the naming of them? If you shorten them to 'Mel' and 'Perry', they've got a democratically twentieth-century and transatlantic ring to them.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Melchior

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Melchior.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.