Archimage

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Archimage A great magician, wizard, or enchanter.
    • Archimage The high priest of the Persian Magi, or worshipers of fire.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n archimage A chief magician or enchanter; a wizard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Archimage är′ki-māj a chief magician or enchanter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL.; pref. archi-, + L. magus, Gr. , a Magian
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. archi-, chief, and L. magus, a magician.

Usage

In literature:

So runs the chronicle; and thus Mr. Burne-Jones, the 'Archimage of the esoteric unreal,' treats the subject.
"Miscellanies" by Oscar Wilde
Fear not for me, nor think that this our age, Blind though it be, hath yet no Archimage.
"The Bon Gaultier Ballads" by William Edmonstoune Aytoun Theodore Martin
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In poetry:

And he would surely have died; but there one day
A wise man, white with age,
Stared at the portrait, and said, 'This Hiroshigi
Knew more than archimage,—
"The House Of Dust: Part 03: 02:" by Conrad Potter Aiken
’Twas when Sir Rowland, as a stage
From Troy to Baltimore, took rest
In Berlin, there old Archimage,
Armed him to follow up this quest;
Right glad to find himself possessor
Of the irrepressible Professor.
"Answer To Tait" by James Clerk Maxwell