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Faust

 (foust) also Faus·tus (fou′stəs, fô′-)
n.
A magician and alchemist in German legend who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for power and knowledge.

[German, after Johann Faust (1480?-1540?), German magician and alchemist.]

Faust′i·an (fou′stē-ən) adj.
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Faust

(faʊst) or

Faustus

n
(European Myth & Legend) German legend a magician and alchemist who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power
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Faust

(faʊst)

also Faus•tus

(ˈfaʊ stəs, ˈfɔ-)

n.
a magician in medieval German legend who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
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Noun1.Faust - an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledgeFaust - an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
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Translations

Faust

[faʊst] NFausto
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