Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians
  2. (noun, person) a magician or sorcerer of ancient times

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Origin of the word Magus

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

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