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- proper n. The wise men that met the baby Jesus at the Epiphany (traditionally considered to be three in number).
- proper n. The three bright stars that form Orion's Belt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A caste of priests, philosophers, and magicians, among the ancient Persians; hence, any holy men or sages of the East.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of Magus.
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- n. (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
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