As nouns the difference between zoroastrian and magus
is that zoroastrian
is a follower of Zoroastrianism while magus
is (common usage) magician, and derogatorily sorcerer, trickster, conjurer, charlatan.
As an adjective Zoroastrian
is relating to or characteristic of Zoroastrianism.
A follower of Zoroastrianism.
See the usage notes about "Zoroastrianism".
Relating to or characteristic of Zoroastrianism.
Of, by or pertaining to Zoroastrian.
- the Zoroastrian teachings which began the religion
(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".