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Definition of "magus" [magus]

  • A member of the Zoroastrian priestly caste of the Medes and Persians. (noun)
  • In the New Testament, one of the wise men from the East, traditionally held to be three, who traveled to Bethlehem to pay homage to the infant Jesus. (noun)
  • A sorcerer; a magician. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "magus" in a sentence
  • "Your so-called magus, Dee, or perhaps it was the one you call your Spirit, both pretending knowledge of matters far beyond their ken?"
  • "The Persian or Iranian word magus cognate with English might, mighty denoted a priest or sage, of the Zoroastrian religion in particular. ..."
  • "In PvE, the magus is a decent damage dealer, it doesn't quite pack the punch, (at least at lower levels,) that other DPS classes seem to."