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mage

[meyj] /meɪdʒ/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a magician.
Origin of mage
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin magus. See Magus
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  • It was a young Greek, who professed great admiration for the mage.

    The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe
  • But the mage was even with him, or rather he was 'odds and evens.'

    HE Andrew Lang
  • There is a strange inconsistency in what Mr. Tal- mage says.

  • We presently took our leave of the mage, promising to call next day, and bring a policeman.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • She makes the acquaintance of a Chaldsean mage of magnetic personality called Heliobas.

    Modernities Horace Barnett Samuel
  • A certain stiffness of demeanour, which we had noticed, but ascribed to pride, worked an unspeakable change in the mage.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • Mr. Tal- mage, true to the fawning, cringing spirit of ortho- doxy, lauds the living queen and cruelly maligns the genius dead.

  • After a frantic chase Jambres (late 'the mage') paused, breathless, in front of a building of portentous proportions.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • So indeed it proved, for the mage began rapidly to divest himself of his mysterious swathings.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • Swinburne, master of music and mage of imagination, was in no sense a practical dramatist.

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British Dictionary definitions for mage

mage

/meɪdʒ/
noun
1.
an archaic word for magician
Word Origin
C14: from magus
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Word Origin and History for mage
n.

"magician," c.1400, anglicized form of Latin magus "magician" (see magi). An "archaic" word by late 19c. (OED), revived by fantasy games.

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