Origin of sorcerer
Related Words for sorcererwarlock, diviner, seer, enchanter, charmer, shaman, conjurer, medium, witch, soothsayer, sorceress, clairvoyant, magician, occultist, alchemist, necromancer, thaumaturge, fortune-teller
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Contemporary Examples of sorcerer
America was like a “sorcerer,” he said, holding other nations under its powerful spell to keep them from supporting the rebels.Can the Syrian Rebels Unite?
November 30, 2012
Early in the year, Hagrid brings a package to Hogwarts, the Sorcerer's Stone, which grants immortality.Catch Up on Harry Potter: Watch 13 Key Moments
November 17, 2010
Historical Examples of sorcerer
Only once did a sorcerer succeed in wounding Notscha in the left arm.
It must have been at the second watch of the night and the sorcerer had not yet come back.
But the sorcerer was already in the room, and again he scolded them.
In the course of time one of his pupils insulted the sorcerer.
The latter, however, feared that the sorcerer might make himself invisible.
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).