Definition of Magians
1. magian [n] - See also: magian
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magians
Literary usage of Magians
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"... Babylon were overturned by the magians; but the injuries of the Sabians were revenged by the sword of Alexander; Persia groaned above five hundred years ..."
2. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... the las remnant of the Polytheists into the Christians of St. John, in the territory of Bassora.58 The altars of Babylon were overturned by the magians ..."
3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1867)
"(• The Arabian Nights, a faithful and amusing picture of the Oriental world, represent in the most odious colours, the magians, or worshippers of fire, ..."
4. A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms: A by Charles Buck (1823)
"... the magians before this time performing their devotion on the tops of hills and in the open air, by which means they were expos d to the ¡neon venience ..."
5. The Gentile and the Jew in the Courts of the Temple of Christ: An by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger (1906)
"The Ormuzd religion, having no strongly organised and exclusive priesthood, was unable to protect itself from such influence in countries where the magians ..."
6. The Chronology of Ancient Nations: An English Version of the Arabic Text of by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī, al-Bīrūnī, Eduard Sachau (1879)
"THE ancient magians existed already before the time of Zoroaster, but now there is no pure, unmixed portion of them who do not practise the religion of ..."
7. The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1845)
"... he was by much the more eminent of the two, though the other hath had the greater success in the propagation of his sect: the magians scarce having ever ..."