wise man

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of wise man

1 :a man of unusual learning, judgment, or insight :sage
2 :a man versed in esoteric lore (as of magic or astrology); especially :magus 1b

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First Known Use of wise man

before 12th century


Wiseman

biographical name Wise·man \ ˈwīz-mən \

Definition of Wiseman

Nicholas Patrick Stephen 1802–1865 English cardinal and author

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