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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

masc. proper name, from French, from Latin, from Greek Baltasar, from Hebrew Belteshatztzar (Dan. x:1), from Babylonian Balat-shar-usur, literally "save the life of the king."


n. (alternative case form of Balthazar English)


Balthazar (also spelled Balthasar or Baltazar) may refer to:

Balthazar (novel)

Balthazar, published in 1958, is the second volume in The Alexandria Quartet series by British author Lawrence Durrell. Set in Alexandria, Egypt around WWII, the four novels tell essentially the same story from different points of view and come to a conclusion in Clea. Balthazar is the first novel in the series that presents a competing narrator, Balthazar, who writes back to the narrating Darley in his "great interlinear."

Balthazar (given name)

Balthazar (also spelled Balthasar, Balthassar, or Baltazar), from Phoenician ????????????????-????????????-???????????????????? Balat-shar-usur, meaning " Baal protects the King" is the name commonly attributed to one of the Three Wise Men, at least in the west. Though no names are given in the Gospel of Matthew, this was one of the names the Western church settled on in the 8th century, based on the original meaning, though other names were used by Eastern churches (for more information see Biblical Magi). It is an alternate form of the Babylonian king Belshazzar, mentioned in the Book of Daniel.

People with the name
  • Balthazar Alvarez (1533–1580) Spanish Catholic mystic
  • Balthasar Bekker (1634–1698) Dutch philosopher
  • Baldassare Castiglione (1478–1529) Italian Renaissance author
  • Baltasar Corrada del Río, Puerto Rican politician
  • Balthasar Eggenberger (??–1493) Austrian entrepreneur and financier in the Holy Roman Empire
  • Baltasar Garzón, Spanish judge
  • Balthasar Gérard, assassin of William I of Orange
  • Balthazar Getty, American actor and great grandson of J. Paul Getty
  • Balthasar Glättli (born 1972), Swiss politician
  • Baltasar Gracián y Morales (1601–1658) Spanish Baroque prose writer
  • Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905–1988), Swiss Roman Catholic theologian and priest
  • Balthasar Hubmaier, German Anabaptist leader
  • Balthazar Klossowski de Rola (1908–2001) birth name of twentieth-century artist Balthus
  • Baltasar Lopes da Silva, Cape Verdean writer
  • Balthazar P. Melick, founder of Chemical Bank
  • Baltazar Maria de Morais Júnior, Brazilian footballer
  • Balthasar Ferdinand Moll (1717–1785) Baroque sculptor
  • Balthasar de Monconys (1611–1665) French magistrate
  • Balthasar Moncornet (c. 1600–1668), French graver
  • Balthasar Neumann (1687–1753) German engineer and architect
  • Balthasar Oomkens von Esens, 16th century Frisian rebel (two of whose brothers were named Caspar and Melchior)
  • Balthasar Russow, Estonian chronicler
  • Balthazar Johannes Vorster, apartheid-era South African Prime Minister and President
  • McLeod John Baltazar Bethel-Thompson, American Football Quarterback
Balthazar (restaurant)

Balthazar is a French brasserie restaurant located at 80 Spring Street (between Broadway and Crosby Street) in SoHo in Manhattan, in New York City. It opened on April 21, 1997, and is owned by celebrity chef Keith McNally. McNally joked that the best offer he had received for a reservation was to not break McNally's legs.

McNally also owns Pastis, Cafe Luxembourg, Lucky Strike, the Russian-themed bar and restaurant Pravda, Odeon in Tribeca, and Schiller's Liquor Bar on the Lower East Side. Balthazar Bakery was later opened, at 80 Spring Street.

McNally opened Balthazar in the theater district in Covent Garden in London, in February 2013. Balthazar London will reside within a building known as The Flower Cellars, sharing the space with The London Film Museum. General manager will be Byron Lang. __NOTOC__

Balthazar (band)
Not to be confused with Bulgarian DJ Balthazar

Balthazar is a Belgian indie pop and rock group. The band consists of Maarten Devoldere, Jinte Deprez, Patricia Vanneste, Simon Casier and Michiel Balcaen. The band members come from the areas of Kortrijk and Ghent.

Balthazar (Magus)

For other people named Balthazar, see Balthazar.Balthazar; also called Balthasar, Balthassar, and Bithisarea, was purportedly one of the Biblical Magi along with Caspar and Melchior who visited the infant Jesus after he was born. Balthazar is traditionally referred to as the King of Arabia and gave the gift of myrrh to Jesus. In the Western Christian church, he is regarded as a saint (as are the other two Magi).

Usage examples of "balthazar".

I lost my shot at Balthazar and maybe my only chance to get this close to him.

It was not unusual for Balthazar to drain his followers and laugh as he watched the poor bastards struggle not to break his rules by eating the next person that crossed their path.

Strength to massage the neck of that unholy creation named Balthazar, until he ceased to breathe.

Reports were saying Balthazar was getting desperate to complete his plans.

This sudden trip with the boss could mean she was working for the man, that Balthazar had finally broken her and turned her into one of his pets.

Chari reached out to grip his shoulders, but with a low laugh, Balthazar gripped her fists and slammed her hands down on the desktop.

Shuddering and slamming deeply into her, Balthazar lost all control, his seed exploding from his body as he tore his teeth from her neck and let out a loud roar.

It seemed that the little one and her sidekick were out to destroy Balthazar as well.

She did what she had been doing since the day Mari plucked her from the elite training that her mentor and savior, Balthazar, was providing her.

Kye insisted, wishing he had kept his mouth shut about Balthazar, but realizing these women were not his human helpers.

It was not heavy, since Balthazar would keep her nude most of the time.

Second, you show up dressed to party with your pet in tow at that club, the club that Balthazar uses as his main collection area.

Chari crawled over to Balthazar who sat in a chair in the center of the room.

But it all blended with the pleasure currently shooting from her weeping opening where Balthazar made himself at home.

Her body arched in welcome, her arms pushing her closer to their now greedily sucking mouths, but then it was all Balthazar and his pleasure in her body.