plural noun, singular Ma·gus [mey-guh s] /ˈmeɪ gəs/
Origin of Magi
noun, plural Ma·gi [mey-jahy] /ˈmeɪ dʒaɪ/.
Origin of Magus
Examples from the Web for magi
The long journey of the Magi—the Wise Men—in pursuit of a single star.The True Gifts of Christmas Are Life, Love, and the Mystery of God|Joshua DuBois|December 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This book looks at the origins of St. Nicholas, the Magi, and so on.Surprising Christmas History From the Date to Origins of St. Nicholas|The Browser|December 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In precisely the same way the Persian feast of the Magophonia was supposed to commemorate a victory over and massacre of the Magi.Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
In the "Adoration of the Magi," again, Giovanni shows originality by the double action he has chosen to develop.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3|John Addington Symonds
The Magi, from the time of Zoroaster, have deemed it the symbol of purity.Mysticism and its Results|John Delafield
The heir to the throne repaired to Pasargadae, to receive consecration from the Magi there.The History of Antiquity|Max Duncker
Maldini, Plate 23, also makes one of the Magi very dark, and adds an earring as a barbaric touch.The Great Painters' Gospel|Henry Turner Bailey
pl n singular magus (ˈmeɪɡəs)
noun plural magi (ˈmeɪdʒaɪ)
Word Origin for magus
c.1200, "skilled magicians, astrologers," from Latin magi, plural of magus "magician, learned magician," from Greek magos, a word used for the Persian learned and priestly class as portrayed in the Bible (said by ancient historians to have been originally the name of a Median tribe), from Old Persian magush "magician" (see magic). Related: Magian.
member of the ancient Persian priestly caste, late 14c., singular of magi (q.v.).