Definition of magus in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪgəs

noun (plural magi /ˈmeɪdʒʌɪ/)

  • 1A member of a priestly caste of ancient Persia.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.


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

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