thaumaturge

noun
thau·​ma·​turge | \ ˈthȯ-mə-ˌtərj How to pronounce thaumaturge (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Of Jesus the dusty thaumaturge, the wandering soul-zapper and self-styled son of God, less so. James Parker, The Atlantic, 10 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of thaumaturge

1715, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thaumaturge

Medieval Latin thaumatūrgus "worker of miracles," borrowed from Late Greek thaumatourgós, going back to Greek, "performer of wonders (as an acrobat)," from thaumat-, thaûma "wonder, object of wonder or admiration, marvel" (probably derivative from the base of théā "sight, spectacle") + -ourgos "performing, carrying out (the thing specified)," going back to *-o-wergos or *-o-worgos, derivative of Indo-European *u̯erǵ- "make, bring about" (whence, as a nominal derivative, Greek érgon "work") — more at theater entry 1, work entry 1

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The first known use of thaumaturge was in 1715

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“Thaumaturge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thaumaturge. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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