noun ma·gus \ˈmā-gəs\
plural ma·gi \ˈmā-ˌjī, ˈma-\

Definition of MAGUS

a :  a member of a hereditary priestly class among the ancient Medes and Persians
b often capitalized :  one of the traditionally three wise men from the East paying homage to the infant Jesus

Examples of MAGUS

  1. <attributed the storms to a clash of wills between the two most powerful magi in the land>

Origin of MAGUS

Latin, from Greek magos — more at magic
First Known Use: 1555

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

Rhymes with MAGUS


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