magician etymology

English word magician comes from Middle French magicien

Detailed word origin of magician

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
magicien Middle French (frm)
magician English (eng) A performer of tricks or an escapologist.. A person who astounds, is an enigma.. A person who plays with or practices allegedly supernatural magic.. A spiritualist or practitioner of mystic arts (often derogatory).. An amazingly talented craftsman or scientist.