Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The high priest of the Persian magi, or worshipers of fire.
- n. A chief magician; an archimage.
- n. Alternative form of archimage.
“The highest church of all was "_the fire-temple_," the residence of the archimagus, first established by”
“Their hierarchy was headed by an archimagus; we do not know his title in the national language, but we do know that, after the king, he was the chief person in the empire.”
“The archimagus, or high-priest, wears, in resemblance to the ancient breast-plate, a white conch-shell ornamented so as to resemble the precious stones on the _Urim_, and instead of the golden plate worn by the Levite on his forehead, bearing the inscription _Kodish”
“When the king died and his successor was not on the spot to assume the reins of government, the archimagus was regent during the interregnum, as, for instance, between the death of Nabopolassar and the accession of Nebuchadnezzar. [”
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