|1.||another term for conjuror|
|2.||a person who practises magic|
|3.||a person who has extraordinary skill, influence, or qualities|
one who practices magic, sometimes considered the same as a sorcerer or witch. Conjurers are also sometimes called magicians, reflecting a historical confusion whereby legerdemain was considered to involve the supernatural. The name derives from the magus (q.v.), an ancient Persian priest, and the cognate maghdim, a Chaldean term meaning wisdom and philosophy.
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