Balthazar

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • Balthasar
  • Belshazzar (only the “Babylonian king” sense)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Balthasar, equivalent of the English biblical Belshazzar. From Hebrew "bēlšaṣṣar", attested in the Tanakh and the Old Testament (Daniel, 5:1), from Akkadian "bēl-šarra-uṣṣur", literally "May Bel protect the king".

Proper nounEdit

Balthazar

  1. A name ascribed to one of the Magi.
  2. (Biblical character) a Babylonian king mentioned in the Book of Daniel
  3. A male given name.

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NounEdit

Balthazar (plural Balthazars)

  1. A very large wine bottle with the capacity of about 12 liters, equivalent to 16 standard bottles.

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Last modified on 27 December 2013, at 15:33