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
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 25, 2013
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
December 23, 2011
Historical Examples of magi
On the right was the Virgin Mary, and on the left one of the eastern Magi.Christmas: Its Origin and Associations
William Francis Dawson
The Magi of his time were opposed to his innovations; and they, therefore, were condemned by him.
But in public secular affairs they seem to be recognised as Magi.
When the magi became organized in Media, they spread in every direction.
He found that the eminent of the Magi usurped the sovereignty after the death of Cambyses.
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.).