thaumaturgy

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From Ancient Greek θαυματουργία (thaumatourgia), from θαῦμα (thauma, miracle, wonder) + ἔργον (ergon, work).

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thaumaturgy (plural thaumaturgies)

  1. The working of miracles
  2. Magic; witchcraft, wizardry

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the working of miracles
  • 1898H. G. Wells, The Man Who Could Work Miracles
    There were astonishing changes. The small hours found Mr. Maydig and Mr. Fotheringay careering across the chilly market square under the still moon, in a sort of ecstasy of thaumaturgy, Mr. Maydig all flap and gesture, Mr. Fotheringay short and bristling, and no longer abashed at his greatness

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