Magian

noun
Ma·gi·an | \ˈmā-jē-ən \

Definition of Magian 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: magus

Magian

adjective
Ma·gi·an | \-jē-ən, -ˌjī-\

Definition of Magian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the Magi

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Magianism \-ə-ˌni-zəm \ noun

Examples of Magian in a Sentence

Noun

in Shakespeare's The Tempest, Prospero is a benevolent Magian who rules over an enchanted tropical island

First Known Use of Magian

Noun

1548, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1716, in the meaning defined above

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Dictionary Entries near Magian

Maghreb, the

maghzen

magi

Magian

magic

magic bullet

magic carpet

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