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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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