- a magician.
Origin of mage
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin magus. See Magus
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Examples from the Web for mage
One of them is like unto a tower, one to a woman, and one to a mage.Thais
But the mage was even with him, or rather he was 'odds and evens.'
Next day Leonora, the Boshman, and I returned to the home of the mage.
The Mage pronounced these words in a tone of the most solemn earnestness.The Man With the Black Feather
There is a strange inconsistency in what Mr. Tal- mage says.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
- an archaic word for magician
C14: from magus
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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.
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