- members of a priestly caste of ancient Media and Persia
- the learned astrologers from the East (in later tradition, three in number: Balthasar, Gaspar, and Melchior) who came bearing gifts to the infant Jesus: Matt. 2:1-13
Origin of MagiL, plural of magus ; from Classical Greek magos ; from Old Persian magus (or Iranian magu-), member of a priestly caste, magician ; from Indo-European base an unverified form magh-, to be able from source might, Classical Latin machina
Plural of magus.