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  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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Historical Examples

  • 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


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


    J. K. Huysmans

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

British Dictionary definitions for thaumaturge


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

Word Origin

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


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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