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enchanter

[en-chan-ter, -chahn-]
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noun
  1. a person who enchants or delights.
  2. a magician; sorcerer.
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Origin of enchanter

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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Related Words for enchanter

conjurer, magician, witch, sorcerer

Examples from the Web for enchanter

Historical Examples of enchanter

  • 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.

  • Every age, every person, and every art obeys the wand of the enchanter.


Word Origin and History for enchanter

n.

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

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