Definitions for balthazarbɔlˈθæz ər, bæl-, ˈbɔl θəˌzɑr, ˈbæl-
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(New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus
A very large wine bottle with the capacity of about 12 liters, equivalent to 16 standard bottles.
A name ascribed to one of the Magi.
Origin: From Balthasar, equivalent of the English biblical Belshazzar.
Balthazar, published in 1958, is the second volume in the The Alexandria Quartet series by British author Lawrence Durrell. Set in Alexandria, Egypt around WWII, the four novels tell essentially the same story from different points of view and come to a conclusion in Clea. Balthazar is the first novel in the series that presents a competing narrator, Balthazar, who writes back to the narrating Darley in his "great interlinear."
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