Definitions

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  • adj. Of, or relating to, the working of magic or performance of miracles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to thaumaturgy; magical; wonderful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to miracles or wonders; having the characteristics of a miracle; miraculous; also, in contempt, magical.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Many of these letters represent him in correspondence with the singular men who shared his own half poetic, half scientific turn of mind, with that impressibility towards what one might call the thaumaturgic elements in nature which has often made men dupes, and which is certainly an element in the somewhat atrabiliar mental complexion of that age in England.

    Appreciations, with an Essay on Style

  • A self-replicating, ambient thaumaturgic construct!

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • How did you get your hands on a vintage ambient thaumaturgic construct like that?

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • “You still have that ambient thaumaturgic construct?” the asura asked.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • It is bent out of shape already by the Weirdness of its aesthetic; and the impression of the novels is that life in New Crobuzon is hellish not because of easily corrected oppression by ruling classes but because the fabric of its thaumaturgic reality is inherently hellish, perverse, peculiar.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Burton not only purchased the ordinary pilgrim garb, but he also took the precaution to attach to his person “a star sapphire,” the sight of which inspired his companions with “an almost reverential awe,” and even led them to ascribe to him thaumaturgic power.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • Whereupon, impelled by who-knew-what thaumaturgic principles, said friend would immediately piss himself.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Quote the textual terms in which the prospectus claimed advantages for this thaumaturgic remedy.

    Ulysses

  • And it is not required that one be human to be a master of the thaumaturgic arts.

    A Triumph of Souls

  • The alley slept ¦ No, not the thaumaturgic forces that barely rustled along my werewolf nerves.

    Operation Luna

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  • Came across this word in J.M. Robert's Penguin History of the World. Apparently it is the adjectival form of a thaumaturge or thaumaturgy, which in turn is someone who practices magic and/or performs miracles, or that art thereof. The use I found it in was referring to the thaumaturgic aspect of Mid-8th century Frankish history, who believed themselves to have a some what thaumaturgic ethnogenesis. It has a supposed proto-indo-european origin itself.

    January 5, 2009