[ thaw-muh-turj ]
/ ˈθɔ məˌtɜrdʒ /


a worker of wonders or miracles; magician.
Often thau·ma·tur·gist.

Origin of thaumaturge

First recorded in 1705–15; back formation from thaumaturgic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thaumaturgist


/ (ˈθɔːməˌtɜːdʒ) /


rare a performer of miracles; magician
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 thaumaturgist



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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