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