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The ‘wise men’ from the East, often referred to as the Three Magi, who brought gifts to the infant Jesus (Matthew 2:1), said in later tradition to be kings named Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar who brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Recorded from Old English, the word is the plural form of magus.

Subjects: Christianity.


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