incantor

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

incantor (plural incantors)

  1. One who performs incantations; one who incants.
    • 2011, Jay Dobbin; Francis X. Hezel, Summoning the Powers Beyond: Traditional Religions in Micronesia, University of Hawaii Press, →ISBN, page 64:
      But to contact the spirit an incantor 'au-ua-ro-ar' [auwarawar] is necessary. He squats and rubs the inside of his thigh and howls and wails ecstatically. The chief then asks his questions []
    • 2012, Jeannette Mageo; Alan Howard, Spirits in Culture, History and Mind, Routledge, →ISBN, page 206:
      In pre-Christian Chuuk, an incantor (awarawar) contacted spirits during ecstatic behavior {Kubary 1969:22], with a lineage chief acting as middleman between caller and spirit, asking questions and interpreting the incantor's mumblings.
    • 2015, Isabella Lazzarini, Communication and Conflict: Italian Diplomacy in the Early Renaissance, 1350-1520, Oxford University Press, USA, →ISBN, page 253:
      ... and that he wanted to answer me by natural reason found by himself; and he is sure that when I listen to him, I will say that he is an incantor and a magus. Another Ferrarese ambassador of humanist education, Pellegrino Prisciani, ...
    • 2019, Suzanne Wright, Shadows, Piatkus, →ISBN:
      That meant her captor was either an incantor—no other demonic breed possessed and wielded magick—or a practitioner. Her inner demon wasn't afraid.

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

incantor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of incantō