1. [syn: Wise Men, Magi]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Magi \Ma"gi\, n. pl. [L., pl. of Magus, Gr. ?; of Per. origin.
Cf. Mage, Magic.]
A caste of priests, philosophers, and magicians, among the
ancient Persians; hence, any holy men or sages of the East.
The inspired Magi from the Orient came. --Sandys.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and
Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According
to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought
gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there
were three gifts it is usually assumed that there were
three of them [syn: Wise Men, Magi]