Pronunciation: (mā'jī), [key]
—sing. -gusPronunciation: (-gus) [key]
1. (sometimes l.c.) the wise men, generally assumed to be three in number, who paid homage to the infant Jesus. Matt. 2:1–12. Cf. Balthazar (def. 1), Caspar (def. 1), Melchior (def. 1).
2. (sometimes l.c.) the class of Zoroastrian priests in ancient Media and Persia, reputed to possess supernatural powers.
3. (l.c.) astrologers.
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