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enchanter

[en-chan-ter, -chahn-] /ɛnˈtʃæn tər, -ˈtʃɑn-/
noun
1.
a person who enchants or delights.
2.
a magician; sorcerer.
Origin of enchanter
1250-1300
1250-1300; enchant + -er1; replacing Middle English enchantour < Anglo-French; Old French enchanteor < Late Latin incantātor, equivalent to Latin incantā(re) (see incantation) + -tor -tor
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  • And in Ecclesiasticus, "Who will pity the enchanter that has been bitten by the serpent?"

    The Phantom World Augustin Calmet
  • Merlin was a King in early Britain; he was also an enchanter.

  • The marvel of their captivation lay in the spell of the enchanter.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
  • Theirs the enchanter's toil, not in vain,—making ropes out of sea-sand.

    Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin
  • Every age, every person, and every art obeys the wand of the enchanter.

  • Does the enchanter who guards you never let any one approach you?

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre
  • There was not an enchanter to whom she had not gone for advice, even if he lived a week's journey off.

  • Who is this enchanter that I must combat; this giant that I must destroy?

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Such a wonderful place is Paris for every enchanter with a golden wand.

    The Conspirators Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • Gujputi is an enchanter: he is leagued with devils; he is invulnerable.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
Word Origin and History for enchanter
n.

late 13c., agent noun from enchant or from Old French enchanteor.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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