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thaumaturge

[thaw-muh-turj]
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noun
  1. a worker of wonders or miracles; magician.
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Often thau·ma·tur·gist.

Origin of thaumaturge

First recorded in 1705–15; back formation from thaumaturgic
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Related Words for thaumaturge

genius, wizard, witch, virtuoso, charmer, seer, enchanter, enchantress, siren, conjurer, soothsayer, sorcerer, warlock, medium, shaman, diviner, trickster, prophet, voodoo, genie

Examples from the Web for thaumaturge

Historical Examples of thaumaturge

  • Such a performance fairly earned for him his surname of Thaumaturge, but this prodigious zeal has fallen off greatly.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII

    Various

  • That sort of spell is so terrible that aside from Dr. Johannès no thaumaturge in France dare try to cure it.

    L-bas

    J. K. Huysmans

  • Apuleius is a thaumaturge against whom the faithful need to be warned.


British Dictionary definitions for thaumaturge

thaumaturge

noun
  1. rare a performer of miracles; magician
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Derived Formsthaumaturgy, nounthaumaturgic, adjective

Word Origin for thaumaturge

C18: from Medieval Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos miracle-working, from thaumato- + -ourgos working, from ergon work
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Word Origin and History for thaumaturge

n.

1620s (implied in thaumaturgical), from Modern Latin, from Greek thaumatourgos "wonder-working, conjurer," from thauma (genitive thaumatos) "wonder, wonderous thing," literally "a thing to look at" (from root of theater) + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)).

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