Magus vs Manus - What's the difference?

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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.

magus

English

Noun

(magi)
  • (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".

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    manus

    English

    Noun

    (manus)
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * amanuensis * Bimana * bimanous * command * immane * longimanous * mainpast * mainport * maintain * manacle * manciple * maniable * manichord * manicure * manifest * maniform * manilla * maniple * manitrunk * manner * manoeuvre * manual * manuduct * manufact * manufaction * manufacture * manmotive * manumotor * manuprisor * manuscribe * manuscript * manuscription * manutergium * manu-tract * massage * masturbate * mortmain * pedimane * Quadrumana