magique etymology

French word magique comes from Old Persian 𐎶𐎦𐎢𐏁, Middle French magicque (Magic; magical.)

Detailed word origin of magique

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
𐎶𐎦𐎢𐏁 Old Persian (peo) The meaning of this term is uncertain. (magūš) It is a hapax legomenon known only from the Behistun inscription where it is used as a title (?) of persons. Sometimes said to be the term for a Zoroastrian priest, or for a magician, or for a sub-tribe of the Medes; these interpretations are formed by Greek Μάγος and μάγος.
magicque Middle French (frm) Magic; magical.
Μάγος Ancient Greek (grc)
μάγος Ancient Greek (grc)
μαγικός Ancient Greek (grc)
magicus Latin (lat) Magic, magical.
magique French (fra) Magic, magical.

Words with the same origin as magique

Descendants of magicque
magicien