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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sorcerere, borrowed from Old French sorcier, from Vulgar Latin *sortiarius, from Latin sors, sortis (oracular response), from Proto-Indo-European *seh₁- (to sort, lineup)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsɔːsəɹə(ɹ)/
  • (US) enPR: sôrʹ-sər-ər, IPA(key): /ˈsɔɹ.sɚ.ɚ/
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NounEdit

sorcerer (plural sorcerers)

  1. (fantasy, folklore) A magician or wizard, sometimes specifically male.

Usage notesEdit

Sometimes misspelled sorceror, possibly from erroneous analogy to Latinate words ending in -or

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NounEdit

sorcerer

  1. Alternative form of sorcerere