mage

noun
\ ˈmāj How to pronounce mage (audio) \

Definition of mage

: magus

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Examples of mage in a Sentence

an ancient tale of a mage who made lush gardens grow in the desert
Recent Examples on the Web The second is set in the England of 1562, where John Dee — real-life scholar/mage and member of Queen Elizabeth’s court — pursues his lifelong goal of reconciling science and magic. Bill Sheehan, Washington Post, "‘The Hollow Ones,’ by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, nods to classic horror fiction while moving the genre forward," 7 Aug. 2020 His interview subject could be a piano-loving mage with a fishbowl head who commands a mega-yacht with a cat crew. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The Midnight Gospel is a heartfelt cosmic masterpiece: Review," 7 May 2020 For instance, The Witcher features strong female characters as the mage Yennefer of Vengerburg (Anya Chalotra) and the heroic young princess Ciri (Freya Allan). Christian Holub, EW.com, "5 things we learned from Netflix's official The Witcher podcast," 16 Jan. 2020 The battle ended with Yennefer seemingly roasting all of the Nilfgaard armies during the chaos on the rock with a fire spell, but not immediately exploding into ash like her fellow mages. Tanya Edwards, refinery29.com, "If You Think You Know What Happened To The Witcher’s Yennefer, Hold Onto Your Medallion," 13 Jan. 2020 Why should Geoffrey the fighter be the only one to get the good plate mail or Mariah the mage be the only one who can equip the powerful magic wand? Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Ars goes back to school: The video games that threatened our college GPA," 8 Sep. 2019 This love letter to RPGs of the past follows a young time mage named Crisbell, who gains the ability to see the past, present, and future simultaneously by way of a time crystal. Brittany Vincent, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Games of E3 2019," 15 June 2019 Naturally, this doesn't sit well with the traditionalist mother superior, commandingly played by Kim Peterson, who has the vocal power to match her steely mage. Tom Titus, latimes.com, "On Theater: Hallelujah! ‘Sister Act’ rocks in Costa Mesa," 12 Apr. 2018 Positioning is key in this battle system; placing a fighter in front of a mage to protect the latter from many attacks is a good strategy, for instance. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Hands-on with Bard’s Tale 4, the first proper series entry in 30 years," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of mage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mage

Middle English, from Latin magus

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“Mage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mage. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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