Plural of magus.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Sometimes these figures are known as the magi, which is a specific title given to a tradition of Persian magicians—or sorcerers.
In this sense he calls the magi - cally activated imaginatio “the sole gate to all internal affections and the link of links.”
They were called magi in their tongue, because they served God in silence and with a low voice.
Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star's appearance.
Herod called the magi to find out the time the star would appear.
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Magi (//; singular magus //; from Latin magus) denotes followers of Zoroastrianism or Zoroaster. The earliest known use of the word Magi is in the trilingual inscription written by Darius the Great, known as the Behistun Inscription. Old Persian texts, pre-dating the Hellenistic period, refer to a Magus as a Zurvanic, and presumably Zoroastrian, priest.
Pervasive throughout the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia until late antiquity and beyond, mágos was influenced by (and eventually displaced) Greek goēs (γόης), the older word for a practitioner of magic, to include astronomy/astrology, alchemy and other forms of esoteric knowledge. This association was in turn the product of the Hellenistic fascination for (Pseudo‑)Zoroaster, who was perceived by the Greeks to be the Chaldean founder of the Magi and inventor of both astrology and magic, a meaning that still survives in the modern-day words "magic" and "magician".
"μάγοι" from the east do homage to the newborn Jesus in Chapter 2 of the Gospel of Matthew, and the transliterated plural "magi" entered English from Latin in this context around 1200 (this particular use is also commonly rendered in English as "kings" and more often in recent times as "wise men"). The singular "magus" appears considerably later, when it was borrowed from Old French in the late 14th century with the meaning magician.