A thaumaturge is a magician or mystic. If you impress your friend by pulling coins out of her ear or turning her homework into a bouquet of flowers, she may call you a thaumaturge.

The original definition of thaumaturge, dating from 1715, is "worker of wonders." Most early thaumaturges were practitioners of nonreligious magic, particularly magic that was based in science or mathematics. Occasionally, the word has also been used in a religious sense, to mean "saint" or "miracle worker." This word is rooted in the Greek thaƻma, "wonder or astonishment."

Definitions of thaumaturge

n one who practices magic or sorcery

magician, necromancer, sorcerer, thaumaturgist, wizard
Count Alessandro di Cagliostro
Italian who was famous as a magician and alchemist (1743-1795)
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a sorcerer or magician
exorciser, exorcist
someone who practices exorcism
a magician or sorcerer of ancient times
a woman sorcerer
witch doctor
someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
(Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
conjure man, conjurer, conjuror
a witch doctor who practices conjury
Type of:
a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts

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