- a worker of wonders or miracles; magician.
Origin of thaumaturge
First recorded in 1705–15; back formation from thaumaturgic
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Examples from the Web for thaumaturgist
Rather than a philosopher, he was a priest, a thaumaturgist and magician.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
Your best plan is to lay it all on the shoulders of Hananja, the thaumaturgist; we have owed him a grudge this many a day.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete
Circumstances seem to indicate that he became a thaumaturgist late in life and against his own inclinations.
If you are childish and exhibit your saint as a worker of wonders, a thaumaturgist, I am repelled.
Apparently they had been in some way concealed in the waistcoat of the thaumaturgist; but how did they get into the horn?Acrobats and Mountebanks
Hugues Le Roux
- rare a performer of miracles; magician
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
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