\ ˈmāj How to pronounce mage (audio) \

Definition of mage

: magus

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 For example, a mage doing a big spell cast with a whirling staff could have organic layers like stretching packing tape to get the electricity and spraying fences with pressure washers to get the whoosh. Josh Chesler, SPIN, 23 Mar. 2022 These are mere suggestions; building up to be a powerful mage or knight warrior all depends on the player’s investments in statistics after every level up. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2020 As dramatized in the film, Tetra Gilcrest, the resident sorceress in the courts of Kaedwen and a descendent of the first human mage, was behind the sacking of Kaer Morhen. Nick Romano,, 24 Aug. 2021 The evil fire mage, Rience (Chris Fulton) tortures Jaskier to get information on where Geralt is but despite not getting said intel manages to make his way to the secret Witcher stronghold Kaer Morhen anyways. Erik Kain, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Stregobor, the arrogant old mage trying to maintain the control of the Brotherhood? Scott Meslow, Vulture, 19 Dec. 2021 The show at its core is still pretty enjoyable for a dark fantasy, and the reappearance of rock-star tunesmith Jaskier (Joey Batey), plus new characters like the flame-conjuring rogue mage Rience (Chris Fulton), help in that regard. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 18 Dec. 2021 One of the monsters created was Kitsu, an elf mage, who was crossbred with a mahr, a being of illusion. Nick Romano,, 24 Aug. 2021 Routh will play the central role of warrior-mage Gideon, and the character is also getting a prequel book to accompany the series. Nick Romano,, 24 Aug. 2021 See More

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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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26 Mar 2022

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“Mage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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