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magus \magus\ n.

  1. a magician or sorcerer of ancient times.

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

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

member of the ancient Persian priestly caste, late 14c., singular of magi (q.v.).


n. 1 (common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan 2 (special usage) a Zoroastrian priest

  1. n. a magician or sorcerer of ancient times

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

  3. [also: magi (pl)]

Magus (comics)
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Magus (Technarchy)

The Magus is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.

The Magus is a techno-organic patriarch of an alien civilization, and should not be confused with another character called Magus who is associated with Adam Warlock.

Magus (video game)

Magus (pronounced “may-jus”), is an action role-playing game for the PlayStation 3, co-developed by Black Tower and Aksys Games.

Usage examples of "magus".

Magi, so he must have received them as a gift from the basileus of the empire of the Orient.

Returning to the terra-cotta figures in the Magi chapel, there is nothing about them to find fault with, but they do not arouse the same enthusiasm as the frescoes.

Jerusalem, the murderess of her prophets, and so often prostituted to the false gods of the Syrians and Babylonians, had at length in its turn lost the Holy Word, when a Prophet announced to the Magi by the consecrated Star of Initiation, came to rend asunder the worn veil of the old Temple, in order to give the Church a new tissue of legends and symbols, that still and ever conceals from the Profane, and ever preserves to the Elect the same truths.

Magic is the science of the Ancient Magi: and the Christian religion, which has imposed silence on the lying oracles, and put an end to the prestiges of the false Gods, itself reveres those Magi who came from the East, guided by a Star, to adore the Saviour of the world in His cradle.

But then, this was Solitude Hermae, and the magi looked after their own.

Of course the magi who defined the voidmarks for transition to Solitudo Hermae would use the opportunity to expound a section of their Art.

Religion of the Hermetics that of the Magi and ancient Initiates, 774-l.

Magus frowned and shifted his shoulders inside the itchily dirty shirt.

Thousand, the members of the great families that governed the Hegemony, forget that Adeben Kibbe owed his throne at least in part to a woman magus.

And so we find that the same ideas permeate thePistis Sophia , theCorpus Hermeticum of Hermes Trismegistus, what survives of the works of Simon Magus and the Mandaean sacred texts.

Their eternal rivals for the gold standard at the Olympiad were the rather savage inhabitants of nearby Magus Prime.

Magus Prime, as a competitor in the Frallien IV Olympiad, had its reputation on the line.

She pressed her back against the cool stone and saw seven robed Magi standing in a circle around a tripod holding a large orichalcum caldron.

Vigor had spent most of the last hour chasing down Gnostic and Apocryphal texts with references to the Magi, from the Protevangelium of James to the Book of Seth.

Yet still do these shine as veritable Magi in comparison to the feckless rattlepates who adorn the pantheon of Sfinctrian necromancy.