Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • One of the three Magi.

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  • proper n. one of the Magi.
  • proper n. A male given name, more popular in the form Jasper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus

Etymologies

A name given to one of the Magi in a medieval European cult, Caspar, Gaspar, of unknown origin, possibly ancient Persian kandschwar "treasurer". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the Palace Hotel, the consummation of a happy romance, strangely connected with the ill-fated Caspar, is about to be attained.

    THE PLAGUE SHIP

  • The next day the father called Caspar to him, and, before his mother and all the children, said to him, "You beat a poor child, yesterday, did you?"

    No and Other Stories Compiled by Uncle Humphrey

  • But the only title Caspar was willing to accept was that of "Cobbler to the King"; and, as such, he subsequently removed his belongings from

    Fifty-Two Stories For Girls

  • At length one of them, whom the others called Caspar, retired, and the earl was left with his son Edward, lord Herbert, the only person in the castle who had gone to neither window nor door to delight himself with the discomfiture of the parliamentary commissioners.

    St. George and St. Michael

  • Matthea’s husband (and editor of Jubilat) Rob Caspar is also with us, as well as 4 young German poets (between 27 and 36) who have translated our poems.

    München : Jeffrey McDaniel : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • “What I really want to know is, why is a straight guy called Caspar opening a lesbian leather bar in Berlin anyway?”

    Rainbow

  • The eponym you are referring to of a fictional cartoon character name Caspar Milquetoast, while fitting to describe you, was not my reference.

    Think Progress » Matalin Defends Coulter’s Attack on 9/11 Widows

  • OKE (voice over): In the 1980s and '90s, South African police used a notorious armed vehicle called the Caspar (ph), sometimes knows as the "Mellow Yellow".

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2006

  • For the rest of the pregnancy I continued in that dreamy state, calling up the baby we had come to call Caspar, trying to imagine life back in Australia.

    a better woman

  • The following morning came the Dwarf, and she began with "Caspar," "Melchior," "Balthassar," and all the odd names she knew; but at each the little Man exclaimed, "That is not my name."

    Grimm's Fairy Stories

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