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Magus

[ mey-guhs ]
/ ˈmeɪ gəs /
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noun, plural Ma·gi [mey-jahy]. /ˈmeɪ dʒaɪ/.

(sometimes lowercase) one of the Magi.
(lowercase) a magician, sorcerer, or astrologer.
(sometimes lowercase) a Zoroastrian priest.Compare Magi (def. 2).

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Origin of Magus

1615–25; <Latin <Greek mágos<Old Persian maguŝ; compare Avestan moγu
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British Dictionary definitions for Magus (1 of 2)

magus
/ (ˈmeɪɡəs) /

noun plural magi (ˈmeɪdʒaɪ)

a Zoroastrian priest
an astrologer, sorcerer, or magician of ancient times

Word Origin for magus

C14: from Latin, from Greek magos, from Old Persian magus magician

British Dictionary definitions for Magus (2 of 2)

Magus
/ (ˈmeɪɡəs) /

noun

Simon Magus New Testament a sorcerer who tried to buy spiritual powers from the apostles (Acts 8:9-24)
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