magus magus

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
  2. (n) a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient Persians

Usage(s):

  1. His legend was helped by other people's fictions, though Gauguin's own existential posturings as hero, Christ-martyr, magus, savage and artist-criminal lay at its root.
  2. Breaths of Fresh Air Aerialist Nicolas Fontaine, with mogul magus Jean-Luc Brassard and their peers, could very well blow away all the competition in Japan.
  3. But, of course, this tireless magus made much more than photographs.

News

  • E3 - Aksys Games Announces Magus

    Aksys Games has announced that it will be co-delevoping a game for the first time. Magus , pronounced "may-jus", is being made in conjuction with developer Black Tower using Unreal Engine 3 and will be released on PlayStation 3.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: RPGamer

Quotes

  1. Remembering William Shawn, the famous editor of the New Yorker, Updike describes him as "the magus in his cave."
    on Apr 11, 2009 By: John Updike Source: Boston Globe

  2. Once asked whether, given the opportunity to live his life over again, he'd make any changes, Woody Allen replied that he'd do "everything exactly the same - with the exception of watching The Magus".
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Woody Allen Source: Times Online

  3. Literary critic James Wood called him the "demented magus of the sentence"; John Walsh suspected him of genius, writing: "He can outgun virtually any writer in England."
    on Apr 24, 2004 By: James Wood Source: guardian.co.uk

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