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[meyj] /meɪdʒ/
noun, Archaic.
a magician.
Origin of mage
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin magus. See Magus Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • One of them is like unto a tower, one to a woman, and one to a mage.

    Thais Anatole France
  • Next day Leonora, the Boshman, and I returned to the home of the mage.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • But the mage was even with him, or rather he was 'odds and evens.'

    HE Andrew Lang
  • The mage pronounced these words in a tone of the most solemn earnestness.

  • There is a strange inconsistency in what Mr. Tal- mage says.

  • It was a young Greek, who professed great admiration for the mage.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • A certain stiffness of demeanour, which we had noticed, but ascribed to pride, worked an unspeakable change in the mage.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • After a frantic chase Jambres (late 'the mage') paused, breathless, in front of a building of portentous proportions.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • So indeed it proved, for the mage began rapidly to divest himself of his mysterious swathings.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • For the seraphic frenzy had now come upon the mage in good earnest, and all the Thought-reader burned in his dusky eyes.

    HE Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for mage


an archaic word for magician
Word Origin
C14: from magus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for mage

"magician," c.1400, anglicized form of Latin magus "magician" (see magi). An "archaic" word by late 19c. (OED), revived by fantasy games.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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