from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In Arthurian legend, a magician and prophet who served as counselor to King Arthur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A wizard in the Arthurian legend.
  • proper n. A fantasy games player recently on the decline.


Latin Merlinus, itself from the Old Welsh Myrddin. (Wiktionary)


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