magus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin magus, from Ancient Greek μάγος (mágos, magician), from Μάγος (Mágos, Magian), of an indeterminate Old Iranian origin (see Μάγος for details)

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magus (plural magi)

  1. (common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan
  2. (special usage) a Zoroastrian priest
Note: the two meanings overlap in classical usage— both derive from the Greco-Roman identification of "Zoroaster" as the "inventor" of astrology and magic. The first meaning ('magician') derives from the sense of "practitioner of the Zoroaster's craft", and the second meaning ('priest') from the sense of "practitioner of Zoroaster's religion".

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From magu +‎ -s, an archaic word meaning "taste", "flavour".

Adjective[edit]

magus (genitive magusa, partitive magusat)

  1. sweet (taste)

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Gothic[edit]

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magus

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌲𐌿𐍃

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μάγος (mágos, magician), from Μάγος (Mágos, Magian), of an indeterminate Old Iranian origin (see Μάγος (Mágos) for details)

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Adjective[edit]

magus (feminine maga, neuter magum); first/second declension

  1. magic, magical

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First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative magus maga magum magī magae maga
Genitive magī magae magī magōrum magārum magōrum
Dative magō magae magō magīs magīs magīs
Accusative magum magam magum magōs magās maga
Ablative magō magā magō magīs magīs magīs
Vocative mage maga magum magī magae maga

Noun[edit]

magus m (genitive magī); second declension

  1. (common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan, wizard
  2. (special usage) a Zoroastrian priest
Note: the two meanings overlap in classical usage— both derive from the Greco-Roman identification of "Zoroaster" as the "inventor" of astrology and magic. The first meaning ('magician') derives from the sense of "practitioner of the Zoroaster's craft", and the second meaning ('priest') from the sense of "practitioner of Zoroaster's religion".

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative magus magī
Genitive magī magōrum
Dative magō magīs
Accusative magum magōs
Ablative magō magīs
Vocative mage magī

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