[ thee-ur-jee ]
/ ˈθi ɜr dʒi /
noun, plural the·ur·gies.
a system of beneficent magic practiced by the Egyptian Platonists and others.
the working of a divine or supernatural agency in human affairs.
Related formsthe·ur·gic, the·ur·gi·cal, adjectivethe·ur·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for theurgist
/ (ˈθiːˌɜːdʒɪ) /
noun plural -gies
- the intervention of a divine or supernatural agency in the affairs of man
- the working of miracles by such intervention
beneficent magic as taught and performed by Egyptian Neoplatonists and others
Derived Formstheurgic or theurgical, adjectivetheurgically, adverbtheurgist, noun
Word Origin for theurgy
C16: from Late Latin theūrgia, from Late Greek theourgia the practice of magic, from theo- theo- + -urgia, from ergon work
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