magus
noun (plural magi) Etymology: Latin, from Greek magos — more at magic Date: 1555 1. a. a member of a hereditary priestly class among the ancient Medes and Persians b. often capitalized one of the traditionally three wise men from the East paying homage to the infant Jesus 2. magician, sorcerer

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