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: a member of a hereditary priestly class among the ancient Medes and Persians
: one of the traditionally three wise men from the East paying homage to the infant Jesus
: magician, sorcerer
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13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
Latin, from Greek magos — more at magic
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