The name or the official title of a butler or steward at the court of Nebuchadnezzar, Da 1:11-16.
An official title, for the precedes Melzar in the Hebrew "The steward" or" tutor," superintending the nurture and education of the young, subordinate to "the master of the eunuchs" (Da 1:11,16); from Persian mal cara, "head cupbearer," or nazar to guard.
One under whom Daniel and his companions were placed in Babylon. Da 1:11-16. The Hebrew has the article, and it is supposed to be a title, as 'the steward,' rather than a proper name.