Definition of Magian

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Magi.



2. n. One of the Magi, or priests of the Zoroastrian religion in Persia; an adherent of the Zoroastrian religion.

Definition of Magian

1. a magus [n -S] - See also: magus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magian

maggotiness
maggotish
maggotlike
maggotorium
maggotoriums
maggotries
maggotry
maggots
maggoty
maggoty-pie
maggoty-pies
maggs
maghagendorfite
maghemite
maghet
magian (current term)
magians
magic
magic-wand
magic bullet
magic bullets
magic carpet
magic carpets
magic circle
magic circles
magic cookie
magic cookies
magic cubes
magic eye
magic eyes

Literary usage of Magian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1845)
"... married one of his sisters, he took this other to wife also. And the magian, while he pretended to be her brother, married her on the same foot. ..."

2. The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians by Charles Rollin (1869)
"The magian, sensible how important it was for him that the imposture ... For Cyrus having caused the ears of Smerdis the magian to be cut off for some crime ..."

3. A General History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Death of by George William Cox (1876)
"His remaining days or hours were spent in bewailing his evil deeds to his courtiers, and in exhortations to them to stand out bravely against the magian ..."

4. The History of Herodotus by Herodotus, George Campbell Macaulay (1904)
"that Smerdis the son of Cyrus had brought his life to an end; and for this very reason I am come with earnest purpose to contrive death for the magian. ..."

5. The History of the Jews: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Henry Hart Milman (1837)
"The restoration of the magian religion in the East, under the great Persian monarchy, which arose on the ruins of the Parthian empire. 2dly. ..."

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