Definition of magian in English:


Syllabification: ma·gi·an
Pronunciation: /ˈmāj(ē)ən, ˈmāˌjīən
(also Magian)


1Of or relating to the magi of ancient Persia.
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  • 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.
1.1Of or relating to the Magi who brought gifts to the infant Jesus.
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  • 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.


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

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