thaumaturges

thaumaturge

[thaw-muh-turj]
noun
a worker of wonders or miracles; magician.
Also, thaumaturgist.


Origin:
1705–15; back formation from thaumaturgic

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thaumaturge (ˈθɔːməˌtɜːdʒ)
 
n
rare a performer of miracles; magician
 
[C18: from Medieval Latin thaumaturgus, from Greek thaumatourgos miracle-working, from thaumato- + -ourgos working, from ergon work]
 
'thaumaturgy
 
n
 
thauma'turgic
 
adj

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thaumaturge
1621 (implied in thaumaturgical), from Mod.L., from Gk. thaumatourgos "wonder-working, conjurer," from thauma (gen. thaumatos) "wonder, wonderous thing," prop. "a thing to look at" (from root of theater, q.v.) + ergon "work" (see urge (v.)).
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