Definition of magian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmāj(ē)ən/ Pronunciation: /ˈmāˌjīən/
(also Magian)


1Relating to the magi of ancient Persia.
Example sentences
  • Lady - you must understand - that door is Magian work - even one as skilled as myself finds it difficult to force open…
  • Historian Grundy, like Thucydides, completely ignores the Greek and Magian worldviews.
  • He showed that similar horoscopes in the Magian or Chaldaean system had been described in ancient times for Roman emperors such as Augustus, Tiberius, and Hadrian.
1.1Relating to the Magi who brought gifts to the infant Jesus.
Example sentences
  • Beyond the river Euphrates the magians lived; and they were wise, could read the language of the stars, and they divined that one, a master soul, was born; they saw his star above Jerusalem.


A magus or Magus.
Example sentences
  • The sacerdotal and learned class were styled magians or magicians.

Words that rhyme with magian


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Syllabification: ma·gi·an

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