the hero of several medieval legends and later literary and operatic works, a philosopher who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power
Origin of FaustGerman from Classical Latin faustus, fortunate from base of favere: see favor
A magician and alchemist in German legend who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.
Origin of FaustGerman after Johann Faust (1480?-1540?), German magician and alchemist
After Johann Georg Faust, German magician and alchemist