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MAGI

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Magi mean? 

MAGI (noun)
  The noun MAGI has 1 sense:

1. (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

  Familiarity information: MAGI used as a noun is very rare.


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MAGI (noun)


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Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Magi; Wise Men

Instance hypernyms:

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)

Meronyms (members of "Magi"):

Balthasar; Balthazar; Caspar; Gaspar ((New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus)

Melchior ((New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus; usually represented as a king of Nubia)

Domain category:

New Testament (the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible)


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