Gifts of the Magi

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Where did the word ´magic´ come from?

Gifts of the Magi

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The word “magic” originally comes from a Persian word. The etymology is: Middle English magique, from Middle French; from Latin magice; from Greek magikE; feminine of magikos. Magian, magical, from magos magus, sorcerer, of Iranian origin; akin to Old Persian magus sorcerer." (Webster's)
The Three Magi mentioned in the Bible were probably “sorcerers” rather than astronomers per se.

   

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9/22/2006 1:46:16 PM
Gian said:

interesting you have inspired me to learn more about magie awesome




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