One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A member of a priestly caste of ancient Persia.
- ‘Recognizing his prodigious learning and receptivity to new ideas, the Persian magi took Pythagoras into their confidence and he became a student of their equally ancient mystery school.’
- ‘In his times, Herodotus notes, the magi had became Zoroastrian priests.’
- 1.1 A sorcerer.
- ‘The magi turned our land black with their spells!’
- ‘If magus deemed the item and the inscriptions acceptable, the enchantment would be activated.’
- ‘The lesser of these are the human wizards and magi that can tap into various types of magic.’
- ‘A creative magus, he conjures the illusion of a surface, and just as quickly makes it disappear.’
- ‘Casting forth multiple strands of magic, Valaan clenched his fists, and earth erupted from the ground, sending the black cloaked magi flying.’
Middle English: via Latin and Greek from Old Persian maguš.
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