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thaumaturge

Syllabification: thau·ma·turge
Pronunciation: /ˈTHôməˌtərj
 
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Definition of thaumaturge in English:

noun

A worker of wonders and performer of miracles; a magician.
Example sentences
  • The great Oz is not some mighty thaumaturge, he's just a funny little old man with a talent for special effects.
  • Your mentor might not like you consulting other thaumaturges and perhaps passing on her trade secrets.
  • Aspiring thaumaturges please note that your spells are notoriously unreliable and that even if you have reached the required magic level, they are still liable to fail from time to time.

Origin

early 18th century (as thaumaturg): via medieval Latin from Greek thaumatourgos, from thauma 'marvel' + -ergos '-working'.

Derivatives

thaumaturgic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌTHôməˈtərjik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • An especial, although not universally recognised gift of Kipling's was his capacity to make the supernatural seem natural, and another Edwardian obsession was with stories of a thaumaturgic, ghostly, mysterious or macabre kind.
  • His Dialogues (whose authenticity has been challenged) inspiringly portrayed the Italian Church as ascetic, preaching, thaumaturgic, but episcopally controlled.
  • I shall maintain that the Pantheon assumed a transitional or perhaps even a thaumaturgic role for the dead and for those who commemorated them.

thaumaturgical

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • Most of my thaumaturgical spells are simple rituals, which involve an incantation and fire.
  • This does not mean (and it would be foolish to think so) that Latin and Greek, as such, have intrinsic thaumaturgical qualities in the sphere of education.
  • Has anyone who regularly practices yoga (with the accompanying mantras and mudras) experienced any external thaumaturgical effects?

thaumaturgist

3
noun
Example sentences
  • She became the friend not only of More and William Penn, but of Jan Baptist van Helmont and Valentine Greatrakes, mystical thaumaturgists of the 17th century.
  • At that time they were the only two known thaumaturgists living in Atlanta.
  • A plant of true arcane power, mandrake has been used in a multitude of ways by witches, magicians and thaumaturgists for eons to many, many vastly different ends.

thaumaturgy

4
noun
Example sentences
  • Some theurgical workings will incorporate elements of thaumaturgy, and divination may include necromancy while today's alchemist may bring in elements of all the other forms.
  • The Greeks made a distinction between theurgy and thaumaturgy.
  • People mainly seem to talk about him in the context of mysticism/philosophy rather than thaumaturgy/magick, in my experience - and the latter has plenty more sinister connotations, being linked to Witchcraft, Satanism, etc.

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