plural noun, singular Ma·gus [mey-guh s] /ˈmeɪ gəs/
Origin of Magi
Examples from the Web for magian
The Magian was now sent to Bactria, and there conducted himself in all respects as Tanyoxarkes.
Description of Zoroaster's legislation, and of the magian national religion, according to the Zend-avesta.A Manual of Ancient History|A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
He is a god made up of Egyptian and Magian forms, the head-plumes belonging to the one, the multiplied wings to the other.Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway
Hence he knew of the fact, and, as was fitting, he urged the overthrow of the Magian before all others.
Amytis, who saw what was the Magian's object, warned her son Cambyses not to trust him.
British Dictionary definitions for magian
pl n singular magus (ˈmeɪɡəs)
Word Origin and History for magian
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.