Thaumaturgy is the capability of a magician or a saint to work magic or miracles. I guess that’s technically shorter than saying “the ability to do magic,” but I can’t imagine that that phrase comes up very often if ever, unless maybe, if you’re the Pope.

On a related note, a practitioner of thaumaturgy is a thaumaturge or thaumaturgist. But… but… but… didn’t we just get a definition saying that those people are called magicians or saints?

Want to read more about other uncommon words? 🙂 See the Interesting Words page.

Wikipedia (English)


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