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Magi \Ma"gi\, n. pl. [L., pl. of Magus, Gr. ?; of Per. origin. Cf. Mage, Magic.] A caste of priests, philosophers, and magicians, among the ancient Persians; hence, any holy men or sages of the East.

The inspired Magi from the Orient came.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "skilled magicians, astrologers," from Latin magi, plural of magus "magician, learned magician," from Greek magos, a word used for the Persian learned and priestly class as portrayed in the Bible (said by ancient historians to have been originally the name of a Median tribe), from Old Persian magush "magician" (see magic). Related: Magian.


n. 1 (plural of mage English) 2 (magus English)

  1. n. a magician or sorcerer of ancient times

  2. a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians

  3. [also: magi (pl)]


See magus


Mägi is a surname of Estonian origin. The word "mägi" in Estonian means "mountain" or "hill". People with the surname Mägi include:

  • Ester Mägi (b. 1922), an Estonian composer.
  • Konrad Mägi (1878–1925), an Estonian landscape painter.
  • Maris Mägi (b. 1987), an Estonian sprinter.
  • Rasmus Mägi (b. 1992), an Estonian hurdler.
  • Tõnis Mägi (b. 1948), an Estonian singer, guitarist, composer and actor.
Magi (disambiguation)

Magi (singular magus) is a particular group of priests.

Magi, mage, or magus may also refer to:

  • Biblical Magi, the wise men portrayed in Matthew's story of Jesus' nativity
  • Modified adjusted gross income, in U.S. Tax Code
  • Mathematical Applications Group, Inc., a computer animation company
  • The Magus (novel), a novel by John Fowles
  • Andrea Magi (born 1966), Italian boxer
  • Magi in fantasy fiction and games:
    • Magus (comics), a Marvel Comics supervillain
    • Magus (Technarchy), a Marvel Comics character
    • Mage (comics), a comic book written and illustrated by Matt Wagner
    • Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, an Arabian Nights-themed Japanese manga written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka
    • Magus (video game), a 2014 role-playing game developed exclusively for the PlayStation 3
    • Magus (Chrono Trigger), a character from the video game Chrono Trigger
    • Mage: The Ascension, a role-playing game by White Wolf, Inc.
    • Mage: The Awakening, a role-playing game by White Wolf, Inc.
    • Mahou Sentai Magiranger, a TV series and twenty-ninth season of the Super Sentai franchise
  • MAGI, also known as Moscow complex of TsAGI
  • '' Male accessory gland infection (MAGI), a condition with signs of inflammation involving one or more sites in the male genital tract
  • Magi (film), a Turkish film
Magi (film)

Magi is a 2016 Turkish horror film directed and written by Hasan Karacadağ and starring Lucie Pohl, Michael Madsen, Stephen Baldwin and Brianne Davis. The film went on general release across Turkey on April 29, 2016.

Usage examples of "magi".

The silver eyes of the thin, blue grand master seem to transfix the Kurma King Turt, as Magi details.

Be sure Logan, that when we are called, our ears will not fail to hear,' Magi declares.

His eyes shut and body still, Magi slips into a deep meditative state.

The light tanned skinned Ganyeka looks over the many buildings of the town mostly constructed from wood, probably oak, the black hair samurai who is second only to Magi in power within the Virtu order surmises.

The person he wished Magi was, who had the power, but appeared to lack the purpose.

They are to wait outside while Magi, Ganyeka, and Nakano follow Tarqwa inside.

The desire to follow her on what he believes is a holy crusade, weighed heavily against his sense of honor in promising Magi to remain until the Grand Masters return.

With Gem's words, Magi embraced the green hair samurai as a long lost brother.

The silver eyes of Magi turn like the laser sights of a rifle onto Gem.

Gem's expression is one of relief and honor, that Magi has granted his request.

The frustrating vision of a place he has never been has plagued him for months, and he is hoping that Magi can reveal the nature and meaning of it.

Standing behind Magi, Ganyeka, and Nakano, Bak can see the Kurma's through the windows looking quite strange, as they grasp laser spears in their soft flippers.

From the largest window of the royal disc, in silence King Turt and Magi keenly watch.

He cannot believe Magi, is telling the Kurma to run from the Sharkla's.

In a small revelation of his past frustrations with other Virtu's, Magi details.