Magi

[ mey-jahy ]
/ ˈmeɪ dʒaɪ /

plural noun, singular Ma·gus [mey-guhs] /ˈmeɪ gəs/

(sometimes lowercase) the wise men, generally assumed to be three in number, who paid homage to the infant Jesus. Matthew 2:1–12.Compare Balthazar (def. 1), Caspar (def. 1), Melchior (def. 1).
(sometimes lowercase) the class of Zoroastrian priests in ancient Media and Persia, reputed to possess supernatural powers.
(lowercase) astrologers.

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Origin of Magi

First recorded in 1175–1225; see origin at Magus

OTHER WORDS FROM Magi

Ma·gi·an [mey-jee-uhn], /ˈmeɪ dʒi ən/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Magi

magi
/ (ˈmeɪdʒaɪ) /

pl n singular magus (ˈmeɪɡəs)

the Zoroastrian priests of the ancient Medes and Persians
the three magi the wise men from the East who came to do homage to the infant Jesus (Matthew 2:1–12) and traditionally called Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar

Derived forms of magi

magian (ˈmeɪdʒɪən), adjective
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Cultural definitions for Magi

Magi
[ (may-jeye) ]

The sages who visited Jesus soon after his birth. (See Wise Men.)

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