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sorcerer

[sawr-ser-er] /ˈsɔr sər ər/
noun
1.
a person who practices sorcery; black magician; wizard.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; earlier sorcer, Middle English < Middle French sorcier, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *sortiārius one who casts lots, equivalent to Latin sort- (stem of sors) lot, fate + -i- -i- + -ārius -ier2; see -er1
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undersorcerer, noun
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sorcerer

/ˈsɔːsərə/
noun
1.
a person who seeks to control and use magic powers; a wizard or magician
Word Origin
C16: from Old French sorcier, from Vulgar Latin sortiārius (unattested) caster of lots, from Latin sors lot
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undersorcerer in the Bible

from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots, or one who tells the lot of others. (See DIVINATION.) In Dan. 2:2 it is the rendering of the Hebrew mekhashphim, i.e., mutterers, men who professed to have power with evil spirits. The practice of sorcery exposed to severest punishment (Mal. 3:5; Rev. 21:8; 22:15).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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