from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A thaumaturge or thaumaturgist: used especially as a title of Gregory Thaumaturgus (bishop of Nescæsarea in Pontus in the third century), from the numerous and wonderful miracles ascribed to him.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A miracle worker; -- a title given by the Roman Catholics to some saints.
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And the thaumaturgus, who was supposed to be the heir of the archaic priests, assumed a wholly sacerdotal appearance at Rome.
The greatest thaumaturgus that ever appeared in this world could not work miracles at will, neither had he any permanent gift of the kind abiding in his soul.
Christians, Jews, and Moslems were all lost in admiration of the thaumaturgus.
In the capital of the empire the Taoist priesthood includes: two Tao-lu-sze, superiors, a title corresponding with that of the Buddhists, seng-lu-sze; two Cheng-i, Taoists of right simplicity; two Yen-fa, ritual Taoists; two Che-ling, Taoists of great excellence, thaumaturgus; and two Che-i, Taoists of great probity, an inferior class of priests.
Another bishop, St. Leo II, was known as a wonder-worker (thaumaturgus).
Through his father he was related to the illustrious St. Vincent Ferrer, the great thaumaturgus of the Dominican Order.
The first work of Gregory was an account in four books of the miracles of St. Martin, the famous thaumaturgus of Gaul.
The twenty-two chapters of this second part have a marked unity; they might be entitled _Francis a prophet_, but not _Francis a thaumaturgus_.
Maria Enriquez de Cespedes, through the devotion that they bore to our institute and to the holy neo-thaumaturgus Nicolàs de Tolentino (at whose intercession a son was born to him, who died shortly afterward, the same lady having petitioned our glorious father to negotiate with God so that that son might not live if he were to grow up bad and a sinner), assumed the patronage of the church and convent.
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 21 of 55 1624 Explorations by early navigators, descriptions of the islands and their peoples, their history and records of the catholic missions, as related in contemporaneous books and manuscripts, showing the political, economic, commercial and religious conditions of those islands from their earliest relations with European nations to the close of the nineteenth century.
Many circumstances, moreover, seem to indicate that Jesus only became a thaumaturgus late in life and against his inclination.