Zoroastrian vs Magus - What's the difference?

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zoroastrian

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A follower of Zoroastrianism.
  • Usage notes

    See the usage notes about "Zoroastrianism".

    Synonyms

    * Mazdakite

    Hypernyms

    * religionist

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    Adjective

    (-)
  • Relating to or characteristic of Zoroastrianism.
  • Of, by or pertaining to Zoroastrian.
  • the Zoroastrian teachings which began the religion

    Synonyms

    * Mazdakite

    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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