noun (plural magi /ˈmeɪdʒʌɪ/)
- 1A member of a priestly caste of ancient Persia.More 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.More 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.
Middle English: via Latin and Greek from Old Persian maguš.
More definitions of magusDefinition of magus in:
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