thaumaturgic

adjective

thau·​ma·​tur·​gic ˌthȯ-mə-ˈtər-jik How to pronounce thaumaturgic (audio)
1
: performing miracles
2
: of, relating to, or dependent on thaumaturgy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The thaumaturgic melting pot burbled away in Alexandria until the city fell to Muslim armies in 641 ad. Kent Russell, Harper’s Magazine , 25 May 2022

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from New Latin thaumatūrgicus, from thaumatūrgus "worker of miracles, thaumaturge" + -icus -ic entry 1

First Known Use

1680, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of thaumaturgic was in 1680

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Cite this Entry

“Thaumaturgic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thaumaturgic. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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