Celestial magic, a supposed supernatural power which gave to spirits a kind of dominion over the planets, and to the planets an influence over men.Natural magic, the art of employing the powers of nature to produce effects apparently supernatural.Superstitious, or Geotic, magic, the invocation of devils or demons, involving the supposition of some tacit or express agreement between them and human beings.

Syn. — Sorcery; witchcraft; necromancy; conjuration; enchantment.

(Mag"ic Mag"ic*al) a. [L. magicus, Gr. fr. : cf. F. magique. See Magi.]

1. Pertaining to the hidden wisdom supposed to be possessed by the Magi; relating to the occult powers of nature, and the producing of effects by their agency.

2. Performed by, or proceeding from, occult and superhuman agencies; done by, or seemingly done by, enchantment or sorcery. Hence: Seemingly requiring more than human power; imposing or startling

(||Mag`gio"re) a. [It., from L. major, compar. of magnus great. See Major.] (Mus.) Greater, in respect to scales, intervals, etc., when used in opposition to minor; major. Moore

(Mag"got) n. [W. macai, pl. maceiod, magiod, a worn or grub; cf. magu to bread.]

1. (Zoöl.) The footless larva of any fly. See Larval.

2. A whim; an odd fancy. Hudibras. Tennyson.

(Mag"got*i*ness) n. State of being maggoty.

(Mag"got*ish), a. Full of whims or fancies; maggoty.

(Mag"got-pie`) n. A magpie. [Obs.] Shak.

(Mag"got*y) a.

1. Infested with maggots.

2. Full of whims; capricious. Norris.

(Ma"ghet) n. [Cf. Fl. maghet maid.] (Bot.) A name for daisies and camomiles of several kinds.

(||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.

(Ma"gi*an) a. Of or pertaining to the Magi.

(Ma"gi*an), n. One of the Magi, or priests of the Zoroastrian religion in Persia; an adherent of the Zoroastrian religion.Ma"gi*an*ism n.

(Mag"ic) n. [OE. magique, L. magice, Gr. fr. . See Magic, a., and Magi.] A comprehensive name for all of the pretended arts which claim to produce effects by the assistance of supernatural beings, or departed spirits, or by a mastery of secret forces in nature attained by a study of occult science, including enchantment, conjuration, witchcraft, sorcery, necromancy, incantation, etc.

An appearance made by some magic.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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