magicians

magician

[muh-jish-uhn]
noun
1.
an entertainer who is skilled in producing illusion by sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc.; conjurer.
2.
a person who is skilled in magic; sorcerer.

Origin:
1350–1400; magic + -ian; replacing Middle English magicien < Middle French


2. necromancer, enchanter, wizard.
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magician (məˈdʒɪʃən)
 
n
1.  another term for conjuror
2.  a person who practises magic
3.  a person who has extraordinary skill, influence, or qualities

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magician
late 14c., from Fr. magicien, from L. magica (see magic).
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Bible Dictionary

Magicians definition


Heb. hartumim, (dan. 1:20) were sacred scribes who acted as interpreters of omens, or "revealers of secret things."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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