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[n] (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; according to the Gospel of Matthew 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


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Wise Men

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\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.

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