Ma·gi n. pl. A caste of priests, philosophers, and magicians, among the ancient Persians; hence, any holy men or sages of the East.
The inspired Magi from the Orient came. --Sandys.
n 1: a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
2: a member of the Zoroastrian priesthood of the ancient
[also: magi (pl)]
n : (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and
Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According
to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought
gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there
were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were
three of them [syn: Wise Men]