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Thaumaturge

Postby Stargzer » Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:17 pm

My office and the AlphaAgora are not the only fantasy lands I frequent. There have been some times I've wished I could open a book and stay there.

This word is one one often encounters in "Sword and Sorcery" novels, which are in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre.

Suggested usage: "Andrew's ability to diagnose and repair computer problems shows skills more thaumaturgical than technical."

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

thaumaturge

SYLLABICATION: thau·ma·turge

PRONUNCIATION: thôm'Image-tûrj

VARIANT FORMS: also thau·ma·tur·gist (-tûr'jĭst)

NOUN: A performer of miracles or magic feats.

ETYMOLOGY: Greek thaumatourgos : thauma, thaumat-, wonder + ergon, work; see werg- in Appendix I.


The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by the Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:52 pm

Portuguese/Spanish/Italian: taumaturgo
Catalan/Romanian: taumaturg
French: thaumaturge

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