Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A member of a priestly caste of ancient Persia.
- ‘In his times, Herodotus notes, the magi had became Zoroastrian priests.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1A sorcerer.
- ‘If magus deemed the item and the inscriptions acceptable, the enchantment would be activated.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The magi turned our land black with their spells!’
- ‘The lesser of these are the human wizards and magi that can tap into various types of magic.’
Middle English: via Latin and Greek from Old Persian maguš.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.