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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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