magus

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noun ma·gus \ˈmā-gəs\

Definition of magus

plural

magi

play \ˈmā-ˌjī, ˈma-\
  1. 1a :  a member of a hereditary priestly class among the ancient Medes and Persiansb 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 in a sentence

  1. <attributed the storms to a clash of wills between the two most powerful magi in the land>

Origin and Etymology of magus

Latin, from Greek magos — more at magic


First Known Use: 13th century




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