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magus

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noun ma·gus \ˈmā-gəs\

Definition of magus

plural ma·gi play \ˈmā-ˌjī, ˈma-\

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 :  magician, sorcerer



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

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