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theurgy

[thee-ur-jee]
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noun, plural the·ur·gies.
  1. a system of beneficent magic practiced by the Egyptian Platonists and others.
  2. the working of a divine or supernatural agency in human affairs.
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Origin of theurgy

1560–70; < Late Latin theūrgia < Greek theourgeía magic. See the-, -urgy
Related formsthe·ur·gic, the·ur·gi·cal, adjectivethe·ur·gist, noun
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theurgy

noun plural -gies
    1. the intervention of a divine or supernatural agency in the affairs of man
    2. the working of miracles by such intervention
  1. beneficent magic as taught and performed by Egyptian Neoplatonists and others
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Derived Formstheurgic or theurgical, adjectivetheurgically, adverbtheurgist, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin theūrgia, from Late Greek theourgia the practice of magic, from theo- theo- + -urgia, from ergon work
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