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EtymologyEdit

From Latin magus, from Ancient Greek μάγος (mágos, magician), from Μάγος (Mágos, Magian), of an indeterminate Old Iranian origin (see Μάγος for details)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

magus (plural magi)

  1. (common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan
  2. (special usage) a Zoroastrian priest
Note: the two meanings overlap in classical usage— both derive from the Greco-Roman identification of "Zoroaster" as the "inventor" of astrology and magic. The first meaning ('magician') derives from the sense of "practitioner of the Zoroaster's craft", and the second meaning ('priest') from the sense of "practitioner of Zoroaster's religion".

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EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From magu +‎ -s, an archaic word meaning "taste", "flavour".

AdjectiveEdit

magus (genitive magusa, partitive magusat)

  1. sweet (taste)

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

magus

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌲𐌿𐍃

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μάγος (mágos, magician), from Μάγος (Mágos, Magian), of an indeterminate Old Iranian origin (see Μάγος (Mágos) for details)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

magus (feminine maga, neuter magum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. magic, magical

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative magus maga magum magī magae maga
Genitive magī magae magī magōrum magārum magōrum
Dative magō magō magīs
Accusative magum magam magum magōs magās maga
Ablative magō magā magō magīs
Vocative mage maga magum magī magae maga

NounEdit

magus m (genitive magī); second declension

  1. (common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan, wizard
  2. (special usage) a Zoroastrian priest
Note: the two meanings overlap in classical usage— both derive from the Greco-Roman identification of "Zoroaster" as the "inventor" of astrology and magic. The first meaning ('magician') derives from the sense of "practitioner of the Zoroaster's craft", and the second meaning ('priest') from the sense of "practitioner of Zoroaster's religion".

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative magus magī
Genitive magī magōrum
Dative magō magīs
Accusative magum magōs
Ablative magō magīs
Vocative mage magī

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: magiër
  • English: Magi, mage, magus
  • French: mage
  • Italian: mago
  • Portuguese: mago
  • Spanish: mago

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