Definition of magus in English:

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magus

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪɡəs/

noun (plural magi /ˈmeɪdʒʌɪ/)

1A member of a priestly caste of ancient Persia.
Example sentences
  • Recognizing his prodigious learning and receptivity to new ideas, the Persian magi took Pythagoras into their confidence and he became a student of their equally ancient mystery school.
  • In his times, Herodotus notes, the magi had became Zoroastrian priests.
1.1A sorcerer.
Example sentences
  • A creative magus, he conjures the illusion of a surface, and just as quickly makes it disappear.
  • The magi turned our land black with their spells!
  • Casting forth multiple strands of magic, Valaan clenched his fists, and earth erupted from the ground, sending the black cloaked magi flying.

Origin

Middle English: via Latin and Greek from Old Persian maguš.

Words that rhyme with magus

Las Vegas, Tagus

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