Magus definition by Webster's New World
Magus definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. ma·gi
- A member of the Zoroastrian priestly caste of the Medes and Persians.
- Magus In the New Testament, one of the wise men from the East, traditionally held to be three, who traveled to Bethlehem to pay homage to the infant Jesus.
- A sorcerer; a magician.
Origin: From Middle English magi, magi, from Latin magī, pl. of magus, sorcerer, magus, from Greek magos, from Old Persian maguš; see magh- in Indo-European roots.
- maˈgi·an adjective
Variant of Magi
- members of a priestly caste of ancient Media and Persia
- the wise men from the East (in later tradition, three in number) who came bearing gifts to the infant Jesus: Matt. 2:1-13
Origin: Classical Latin 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
- Magian adjective, noun