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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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Latin Merlinus, itself from the Old Welsh Myrddin.

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