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ma·gus

 (mā′gəs)
n. pl. ma·gi (mā′jī′)
1. A member of the Zoroastrian priestly caste of the Medes and Persians.
2. Magus In the New Testament, one of the wise men from the East, traditionally held to be three, who traveled to Bethlehem to pay homage to the infant Jesus.
3. A sorcerer; a magician.

[From Middle English magi, magi, from Latin magī, pl. of magus, sorcerer, magus, from Greek magos, from Old Persian maguš; see magh- in Indo-European roots.]

ma′gi·an (mā′jē-ən) adj.
mage, magian - Mage and magian are two other ways to say magician.
See also related terms for magician.
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In the Hindu, Egyptian, or Romanesque architecture, one feels the priest, nothing but the priest, whether he calls himself Brahmin, Magian, or Pope.
The most credible pictures are those of majestic men who prevailed at their entrance, and convinced the senses; as happened to the eastern magian who was sent to test the merits of Zertusht or Zoroaster.
The priestcraft of the East and West, of the Magian, Brahmin, Druid, and Inca, is expounded in the individual's private life.
The Magian culture of the Middle East, while struggling with internal and external threats and challenges, is fiercely protective of its lands and cultural identity.
Van Bladel argues that Ibrahim's ghazal on how various religions view the beloved suggests that Sabians like Ibrahim still considered the planets to be an important part of the Sabian religion, analogous to Jewish law, Magian dualism, Christian trinitarianism, and the Muslim's promised paradise.
Why wine is integral to Persian culture What would Persian poetry be without Khayyam's drunken verses and Hafez's Magian wine?
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Every child is born upon the Fitrah (Muslim/Ahmad) but his parents make him a Jew or a Christian or a magian.
Abdelrahman Munif, ( A Magian Love Story ) , Beirut: al-Mux-assasah al-x[c]Araby1/2yah lil-Diryusyut wa-al-Nashr, 1974.
In order to justify his trust in a sound common "fitra", he quotes the hadith "every infant is born endowed with the "fitra"; then his parents make him Jew or Christian or Magian.
33) Constance Garnett (1861-1946): emphasized the crucial importance of a language nationally and individually, reminding us of Oswald Spengler (1919, 1922) and his cultural discourse based on an indepth exploration of the "souls" (the Egyptian, the Classical, the Euclidean Classical, the Stoic, the Western, the Gothic, the Arabian, the Indian, the Brahmanic Indian, the Babylonian, the Chinese, the Appolinian, the Faustian, the Magian, etc.
I understand from this passage that no one (Muslims included) has the authority to judge as to the relative salvific merits of any Muslim, Jew, Christian, Sabian, Magian, or Polytheist, because it is only God who will "judge between them.
The caliph was assassinated on 27th Zilhaj, 644 by a Magian while he was leading the fajr prayer, stabbing him six times in the belly that proved fatal.