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

  • One of the three Magi.
  • Melchior, Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel 1890-1973. Danish-born American operatic tenor noted for his Wagnerian roles, especially with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City (1926-1950).

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  • n. A very large wine bottle (named after the King) with the capacity of about 18 liters, equivalent to 24 standard bottles.
  • proper n. One of the Magi according to medieval Christian legend.
  • proper n. A male given name.

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

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


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Said to be of Old Persian origin.



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