theurgy

theurgy

[thee-ur-jee]
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:
1560–70; < Late Latin theūrgia < Greek theourgeía magic. See the-, -urgy

theurgic, theurgical, adjective
theurgist, noun
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theurgy (ˈθiːˌɜːdʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  a.  the intervention of a divine or supernatural agency in the affairs of man
 b.  the working of miracles by such intervention
2.  beneficent magic as taught and performed by Egyptian Neoplatonists and others
 
[C16: from Late Latin theūrgia, from Late Greek theourgia the practice of magic, from theo-theo- + -urgia, from ergon work]
 
the'urgic
 
adj
 
the'urgical
 
adj
 
the'urgically
 
adv
 
'theurgist
 
n

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