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ma·gi

 (mā′jī′)
n.
Plural of magus.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

Magi

[ˈmeɪdʒaɪ] NPL the Magilos Reyes Magos
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Magi

pl the Magidie Heiligen Drei Könige, die drei Weisen aus dem Morgenland
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References in classic literature ?
And by him that spake only as a philosopher, and natural man, it was well said, Pompa mortis magis terret, quam mors ipsa.
A thing has occurred to me which I am inclined to think will put me out of favour with the duke and duchess; but though I am sorry for it I do not care, for after all I must obey my calling rather than their pleasure, in accordance with the common saying, amicus Plato, sed magis amica veritas.
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 Magis decided to pay homage to the newborn King.
Six players from the Magis finished in double figures with Regilito Malinao scoring 15 points and former PBA player Chester Tolomia chipping in 14 points.
NU drove its point home in the fourth, outscoring the Magis Eagles 18-7 in the final 10 minutes.
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