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.
The magi, as you know, were wise men--wonderfully wise men--who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger.
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. Of this fact, however, Goodman Brown could not take cognizance.
The three events that we are called to contemplate share a theme.We are aware of the visit of the Magi, wise men being called the Epiphany but each of the events are an epiphany, a showing or manifestation.They reveal who Christ is, he is the beloved of the Father with whom the Father is well pleased.
Jesus means "savior," and Christ means the "anointed one" or "chosen." The Star, the gifts of the Magi, and the events to come show forth who Jesus is and the purpose for which He came into the world.
The Magi did not decide to go back to the east just because they lost sight of the star.
Epiphany is also the last day of Christmas when the three wise men (Magi) presented their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the infant Jesus and go separate ways.
"The Magi come from far-distant countries and will represent three generations and three nations.
Different MAGI numbers apply to married taxpayers filing joint returns, qualifying widows or widowers, and married taxpayers filing separate returns.
The owner's MAGI cannot exceed a set amount at the time of redemption.