Etymology
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Melchior

masc. proper name, literally "king of light," from Hebrew melekh "king" + or "light."

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Definitions of Melchior

Melchior (n.)
United States operatic tenor (born in Denmark) noted for his Wagnerian roles (1890-1973);
Synonyms: Lauritz Melchior / Lauritz Lebrecht Hommel Melchior
Melchior (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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