magi magi  /ˈmeɪ dʒaɪ/


  1. (n) (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were three of them
  2. (n) a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
  3. (n) a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians


  • Going the Three Wise Men 13 better, a Houston department store this Christmas is offering the services of 16 mail-order magi for a total cost of $825,000which tots up to a lot .


  • Music on The Hill: Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival

    Well, this is it, folks! Tomorrow, the sixth annual Pagosa Folk ‘N Bluegrass Festival officially kicks off three days of musical magic on Reservoir Hill, with more than 20 live performances from 16 different bands on the main stage and late night.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Pagosa Springs Sun

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  1. O. Henry writes: "The magi, as you know were wise men -- wonderfully wise men -- who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. Being wise their gifts were no doubt wise ones, possibly bearing the...
    on Dec 21, 2006 By: O Henry Source:

  2. Benedict XVI concluded his homily with an invitation to hope and courage: "there is a need for men who nurture great hope and thus posses even greater courage. The courage of the Magi, who undertook a long journey, following a star, and who knew how...
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source:

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