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A worker of wonders and performer of miracles; a magician.
- ‘Aspiring thaumaturges please note that your spells are notoriously unreliable and that even if you have reached the required magic level, they are still liable to fail from time to time.’
- ‘The great Oz is not some mighty thaumaturge, he's just a funny little old man with a talent for special effects.’
- ‘Your mentor might not like you consulting other thaumaturges and perhaps passing on her trade secrets.’
Early 18th century (as thaumaturg): via medieval Latin from Greek thaumatourgos, from thauma marvel + -ergos -working.
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