theurgy

noun
the·​ur·​gy | \ ˈthē-(ˌ)ər-jē How to pronounce theurgy (audio) \

Definition of theurgy

: the art or technique of compelling or persuading a god or beneficent or supernatural power to do or refrain from doing something

Other Words from theurgy

theurgic \ thē-​ˈər-​jik How to pronounce theurgy (audio) \ or theurgical \ thē-​ˈər-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce theurgy (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of theurgy

circa 1569, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for theurgy

Late Latin theurgia, from Late Greek theourgia, from theourgos miracle worker, from Greek the- + ergon work — more at work

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The first known use of theurgy was circa 1569

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“Theurgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/theurgy. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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