Magus vs Manus - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between magus and manus
is that magus
is magician while manus
is (formal) a hand, as the part of the fore limb below the forearm in a man, or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.
(common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan
(special usage) a Zoroastrian priest
: Note : the two meanings overlap in classical usage— both derive from the Greco-Roman identification of "Zoroaster" as the "inventor" of astrology and magic. The first meaning ('magician') derives from the sense of "practitioner of the Zoroaster's craft", and the second meaning ('priest') from the sense of "practitioner of Zoroaster's religion".
(formal) A hand, as the part of the fore limb below the forearm in a man, or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.
(obsolete, Roman law) The power over other people, especially that of a man over his wife.