What does Melchior mean?

Definitions for Melchior
ˈmɛl kyɔr, -kiˌɔrMel·chior

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  1. Melchior, Lauritz Melchior, Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior(noun)

    United States operatic tenor (born in Denmark) noted for his Wagnerian roles (1890-1973)

  2. Melchior(noun)

    (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


  1. Melchior(Noun)

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

  2. Melchior(ProperNoun)

    One of the Magi according to medieval Christian legend.

  3. Melchior(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from Old Persian.

    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.

  4. Origin: From Hebrew מלכיאור‎ ("king of light") , from מלך‎ ("king") + אור‎ ("light")

How to pronounce Melchior?

  1. Alex
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How to say Melchior in sign language?

  1. melchior


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Melchior in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Melchior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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