from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the high priest and king of Salem who blessed Abraham.
- n. Mormon Church The higher order of priesthood.
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- proper n. A king and priest mentioned in the book of Genesis; contemporary of Abraham.
- n. A very large champagne bottle (named after the King) with the capacity of about 30 liters, equivalent to 40 standard bottles.
Hebrew malkî-ṣedeq : melek, king; see mlk in Semitic roots + -î, my + ṣedeq, righteousness; see ṣdq in Semitic roots.
After Melchizedek.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶק (malki-tsédek). The name literally means “righteousness is my king”. (Wiktionary)