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 (thô′mə-tûrj′) also thau·ma·tur·gist (-tûr′jĭst)
A performer of miracles or magic feats.

[Greek thaumatourgos : thauma, thaumat-, wonder + ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Ecclesiastical Terms) rare a performer of miracles; magician. Also: thaumaturgist or thaumaturgus
[C18: from Medieval Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos miracle-working, from thaumato- + -ourgos working, from ergon work]
ˈthaumaˌturgy, ˈthaumaˌturgism n


(ˈθɔ məˌtɜrdʒ)

also thau′ma•tur`gist,

a worker of wonders or miracles.
[1705–15; < Greek thaumatourgós=thaumat- (see thaumato-) + -ourgos working; see -urgy]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thaumaturge - one who practices magic or sorcerythaumaturge - one who practices magic or sorcery  
enchanter - a sorcerer or magician
exorciser, exorcist - someone who practices exorcism
magus - a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
occultist - a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
sorceress - a woman sorcerer
witch doctor - someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
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And he will have to resist those of his supporters who, in the heady glow of victory, would have him be both demiurge and thaumaturge.
Naviguer dans ce milieu equivaut ainsi a se poser en tant que thaumaturge d'un paysage dont le systeme des objets, dans toutes ses declinaisons, n'est que la porte d'entree.
After first chalking this number in place on the blackboard, the tuxedoed thaumaturge at once fills in the rest of the equation as follows:
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Here, the composer isn't exalted to thaumaturge status, but, like the listener, in thrall to the wonders of nature and chance.
within the merkebah tradition (Bruce Chilton) and as an ancient Jewish thaumaturge (James F.
Le regard introspectif du docteur Pascal--se choisissant la vocation de thaumaturge de meme que la parente avec David--et celui de la foule se fondent finalement dans un meme espoir, dans cette attente messianique du Sauveur.
Whether martyr, thaumaturge, or teacher of the faith, each captive woman served in an apostolic or evangelistic capacity despite the general reluctance of our historians to ascribe the title "apostle" to their female protagonists.
Sade, en ce domaine, n'innove pas, mais s'inscrit dans un debat qui marque l'histoire du christianisme des le IIe siecle: dans cette controverse, la vie du thaumaturge Apollonios de Tyane (27) sert a prouver que Jesus ne portait aucun attribut divin; Sade lui-meme fait parfois allusion a Apollonios, comme dans son Dialogue entre un pretre et un moribond de 1782.
Yet, a more particularistic faculty of the fictional works and in part at least of the biographies, is that of the writer-illusionist, Ackroyd's dramatis persona in works such as English Music and Dickens (1990) being that of a thaumaturge, conjuror of mystery worlds or literary dialogues.