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mage

[meyj] /meɪdʒ/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a magician.
Origin of mage
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin magus. See Magus
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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

mage

/meɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an archaic word for magician
Word Origin
C14: from magus
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Word Origin and History for mage
n.

"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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