Wise Men

Wise Men
(New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
Syn: ↑Magi
Topics: ↑New Testament
Instance Hypernyms: ↑collection, ↑aggregation, ↑accumulation, ↑assemblage
Member Meronyms: ↑Balthazar, ↑Balthasar, ↑Caspar, ↑Gaspar, ↑Melchior

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