from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to miracles or wonders; having the characteristics of a miracle; miraculous; also, in contempt, magical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to thaumaturgy; magical; wonderful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to, the working of magic or performance of miracles.


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  • Came across this word in J.M. Robert's Penguin History of the World. Apparently it is the adjectival form of a thaumaturge or thaumaturgy, which in turn is someone who practices magic and/or performs miracles, or that art thereof. The use I found it in was referring to the thaumaturgic aspect of Mid-8th century Frankish history, who believed themselves to have a some what thaumaturgic ethnogenesis. It has a supposed proto-indo-european origin itself.

    January 5, 2009