[ thaw-muh-turj ]
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  1. a worker of wonders or miracles; magician.

Origin of thaumaturge

First recorded in 1705–15; back formation from thaumaturgic
  • Often thau·ma·tur·gist . Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use thaumaturge in a sentence

  • When Hudibras is unable to solve ‘the problems of his fate,’ Ralpho, his squire, advises him to apply to the famous thaumaturgist.

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams
  • If called on to prove his power, this grandiloquent Satan would turn out, I fear, to be a sorry thaumaturgist.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
  • Circumstances seem to indicate that he became a thaumaturgist late in life and against his own inclinations.

  • Mr. Maydig started violently at the change, and stood looking from the thaumaturgist to the bowl of flowers.

    Tales of Space and Time | Herbert George Wells
  • But they have to treat with no vulgar thaumaturgist, no mere weaver of spells and incantations.

British Dictionary definitions for thaumaturge


/ (ˈθɔːməˌtɜːdʒ) /

  1. rare a performer of miracles; magician

Origin of thaumaturge

C18: from Medieval Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos miracle-working, from thaumato- + -ourgos working, from ergon work

Derived forms of thaumaturge

  • thaumaturgy, noun
  • thaumaturgic, adjective

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