from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the Zoroastrian priestly caste of the Medes and Persians.
- n. In the New Testament, one of the wise men from the East, traditionally held to be three, who traveled to Bethlehem to pay homage to the infant Jesus.
- n. A sorcerer; a magician.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan
- n. a Zoroastrian priest
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a magician or sorcerer of ancient times.
- n. a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the members of the learned and priestly caste in ancient Persia, who had official charge of the sacred rites, practised interpretation of dreams, professed supernatural arts, and were distinguished by peculiarities of dress and insignia.
- n. In Christian history, one of the “wise men” who, according to the Gospel of Matthew (ii. 1, 2), came from the East to Jerusalem to do homage to the new-born King of the Jews.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
- n. a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians
Your so-called magus, Dee, or perhaps it was the one you call your Spirit, both pretending knowledge of matters far beyond their ken?
The Persian or Iranian word magus cognate with English might, mighty denoted a priest or sage, of the Zoroastrian religion in particular. ...
In PvE, the magus is a decent damage dealer, it doesn't quite pack the punch, (at least at lower levels,) that other DPS classes seem to.
PvE, the magus is a decent damage dealer, it doesn't quite pack the punch, (at least at lower levels,) that other DPS classes seem to.
But when a new mother, who also happens to be a kind of magus, says it, it takes on a suddenness that appalls us.
Both Goddio and Egyptologist David Fabre, a member of the European Institute of Submarine Archaeology, think a "magus" could have practiced fortune telling rituals using the bowl.
The root for both words is "magus" which, in its basic sense, means "wise man " i.e., one steeped in the knowledge of the wisdom of the ages.
Burt's "magus" played by Gimli is trying to defeat Ray via sorcery, but he isn't getting very far, partly because Ray's seduced Gimli's daughter Leelee Sobieski into unwittingly helping him.
“There will be other opportunities,” the magus ventures.
The magus, who appears no worse than shaken by his sojourn in the vampire court, assures me that my request is granted, the Lady Blanche will call upon me.