, from Ancient Greek μαγικός ("magical"), from μάγος. Ultimately from , probably derived from Proto-Indo-European *megʰ- ("to be able to, to help; power, sorcerer"). Displaced native Middle English dweomercraft ("magic, magic arts") (from Old English dwimor ("phantom, illusion") + cræft), Old English galdorcræft ("magic, enchantment"), Old English drȳcræft ("magic, sorcery").
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