Magi


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ma·gi

 (mā′jī′)
n.
Plural of magus.

magi

(ˈmeɪdʒaɪ)
pl n, sing magus (ˈmeɪɡəs)
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the Zoroastrian priests of the ancient Medes and Persians
2. (Bible) the three magi the wise men from the East who came to do homage to the infant Jesus (Matthew 2:1–12) and traditionally called Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar
magian adj

Ma•gi

(ˈmeɪ dʒaɪ)

n.pl., sing. -gus (-gəs).
1. (sometimes l.c.) the wise men, three by tradition, who paid homage to the infant Jesus. Matt. 2:1–12.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a class of Zoroastrian priests in ancient Media and Persia.
[see Magus]
Ma′gi•an (-dʒi ən) n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Magi - (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was bornMagi - (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Balthasar, Balthazar - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus
Caspar, Gaspar - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus
Melchior - (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus; usually represented as a king of Nubia
Translations

Magi

[ˈmeɪdʒaɪ] NPL the Magilos Reyes Magos

Magi

pl the Magidie Heiligen Drei Könige, die drei Weisen aus dem Morgenland
References in classic literature ?
The magi brought valuable gifts, but that was not among them.
Another of these magi constructed (of like material) a creature that put to shame even the genius of him who made it; for so great were its reasoning powers that, in a second, it performed calculations of so vast an extent that they would have required the united labor of fifty thousand fleshy men for a year.
The wives and daughters of these incomparably great and wise magi,'" continued Scheherazade, without being in any manner disturbed by these frequent and most ungentlemanly interruptions on the part of her husband -- "'the wives and daughters of these eminent conjurers are every thing that is accomplished and refined; and would be every thing that is interesting and beautiful, but for an unhappy fatality that besets them, and from which not even the miraculous powers of their husbands and fathers has, hitherto, been adequate to save.
So saying, he threw it down at her feet, where, perhaps, it assumed life, being one of the rods which its owner had formerly lent to the Egyptian magi.
This openness to something new, this willingness to risk, was the wisdom that led the Magi to Christ.
In spite of all the verses we sing in "We Three Kings," the only words Matthew quotes from the Magi are, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews?
He ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had ascertained from the magi.
What's more, the MAGI thresholds for these extra Part B premiums ($85,000, $107,000, etc.
Citing a judicial source, the National Media Council (NMC) said: "Following a complaint from the car's owner, a European, Magi, admitted having posted the photo online but not the incriminating text.
Magi was found guilty at a trial last month, but when she attended an Abu Dhabi court to pay a fine on Monday, she was detained by officials.
In a statement a spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said: "Ms Magi has been deported from Abu Dhabi.