One of the Magi according to medieval Christian legend.
(rather rare) A male given name.
Other Word Forms
Origin of melchior
Said to be of Old Persian origin.
Melchior Sentence Examples
Much influenced by Melchior Hofman, he had no sympathy with the fanatic violence of the Minster faction.
It was first published at Nuremberg by Melchior Pfintzing in 1517, and was adorned with woodcuts by Hans Leonhard Schaufelein.
An English translation of the Theses, with brief life of Erastus (based on Melchior Adam's account), was issued in 1659, entitled The Nullity of Church Censures; it was reprinted as A Treatise of Excommunication (1682), and, as revised by Robert Lee, D.D., in 1844.