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theurgy

[thee-ur-jee] /ˈθi ɜr dʒi/
noun, plural theurgies.
1.
a system of beneficent magic practiced by the Egyptian Platonists and others.
2.
the working of a divine or supernatural agency in human affairs.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Late Latin theūrgia < Greek theourgeía magic. See the-, -urgy
Related forms
theurgic, theurgical, adjective
theurgist, noun
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theurgy

/ˈθiːˌɜːdʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
  1. the intervention of a divine or supernatural agency in the affairs of man
  2. the working of miracles by such intervention
2.
beneficent magic as taught and performed by Egyptian Neoplatonists and others
Derived Forms
theurgic, theurgical, adjective
theurgically, adverb
theurgist, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin theūrgia, from Late Greek theourgia the practice of magic, from theo-theo- + -urgia, from ergon work
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