Origin of sorcerer
Examples from the Web for sorcerer
America was like a “sorcerer,” he said, holding other nations under its powerful spell to keep them from supporting the rebels.
Early in the year, Hagrid brings a package to Hogwarts, the Sorcerer's Stone, which grants immortality.
So the sorcerer was brought, and he stood up in the council and looked from one to another.Tales of Folk and Fairies|Katharine Pyle
He may meet them anywhere, but is especially apt to dog the footsteps of the sorcerer who killed him.The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)|Sir James George Frazer
One old man, the sorcerer or medicine man of the tribe, peculiarly impressed me.Canyons of the Colorado|J. W. Powell
Your mere wish shall be as a sorcerer's wand, to bring you the thing of your idlest desire.Folle-Farine|Ouida
The sorcerer is outlawed, and betakes himself to the secret performance of unholy rites in dark and unwholesome circumstances.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions|Carveth Read
feminine sorceress (ˈsɔːsərɪs)
Word Origin for sorcerer
early 15c., from earlier sorcer (late 14c.), from Old French sorcier, from Medieval Latin sortarius "teller of fortunes by lot; sorcerer" (also source of Spanish sortero, Italian sortiere-; see sorcery). With superfluous -er, as in poulterer, upholsterer. Sorcerer's apprentice translates l'apprenti sorcier, title of a symphonic poem by Paul Dukas (1897) based on a Goethe ballad ("Der Zauberlehrling," 1797), but the common figurative use of the term (1952) comes after Disney's "Fantasia" (1940).