theurgy

[ 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.

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Origin of theurgy

1560–70; <Late Latin theūrgia<Greek theourgeía magic. See the-, -urgy

OTHER WORDS FROM theurgy

the·ur·gic, the·ur·gi·cal, adjectivethe·ur·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for theurgy

theurgy
/ (ˈθiːˌɜːdʒɪ) /

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
beneficent magic as taught and performed by Egyptian Neoplatonists and others

Derived forms of theurgy

theurgic 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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