thaumaturge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thaumaturge one who practices magic or sorcery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n thaumaturge A magician; a wonder worker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n thaumaturge A worker of miracles; a wonder-worker; one who deals in wonders or (alleged) supernatural works.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Thaumaturge a wonder-worker
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See thaumaturgus
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—thauma, a wonder, ergon, work.

Usage

In literature:

Quote the textual terms in which the prospectus claimed advantages for this thaumaturgic remedy.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
If he has been able to photograph visible and tangible spectres, we must recognize the veracity of the mediaeval thaumaturges.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
Suppose, for the sake of argument, we are concerned with a case of thaumaturgic healing.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
Such a performance fairly earned for him his surname of Thaumaturge, but this prodigious zeal has fallen off greatly.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII" by Various
First meeting of the Kwannon Thaumaturgical Society.
"Oomphel in the Sky" by Henry Beam Piper
The thaumaturgic phases of mythology are the embryonic stages of philosophy, science being the fully developed form.
"Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians" by John Wesley Powell
Apuleius is a thaumaturge against whom the faithful need to be warned.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
And never expect, never believe in, thaumaturgic conversions.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He finds disciples and soon gains a reputation as a thaumaturgical saint.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
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In poetry:

Astarte, known nigh threescore years,
Me to no speechless rapture urges;
Them in Elysium she enspheres,
Queen, from of old, of thaumaturges.
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell