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Etymology 1[edit]

From mage +‎ -ery.


magery (countable and uncountable, plural mageries)

  1. The practice of a mage; magic, sorcery.
    • 1969, Avram Davidson, Peregrine: Primus[1], Wildside Press, published 2000, →ISBN, page 44:
      Odd, [] very odd. Though, else my magery is worthless, we shall see odder yet, for these be odd times.
    • 1990, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tehanu[2], →ISBN, page 32:
      Village witches, though they might know many spells and charms and some of the great songs, were never trained in the High Arts or the principles of magery.
    • 2005, Susan Carpenter, Curse of the Lyrestone, page 165:
      The memories began anew, and his need for the surge of magery within him drove him on.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms.



  1. Obsolete spelling of maugre [14th-15th c.]