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Warlock, Wizard, Sorceror, Mage??? #96127
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I have been wondering about this for a while and I think this is the best place to ask this question.

What are the different between Warlock, Wizard, Sorceror, Mage???

Please help ease my curiosity

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What are the different between Warlock, Wizard, Sorceror, Mage???



Warlock is basically a male version of a witch.
Wizard is a person who learns the arcane arts.
Sorceror is someone born with magic powers (7th son of the 7th son and such).
As for mage... I think it's the same as wizard. Only a synonym.

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Warlock is basically a male version of a witch.
Wizard is a person who learns the arcane arts.
Sorceror is someone born with magic powers (7th son of the 7th son and such).
As for mage... I think it's the same as wizard. Only a synonym.




I pretty much agree with this.


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Thank you very much for reply

I had read somewhere that warlock = male witch but thought it just something that the author had made it up.

so witch/warlock are still different from Wizard and Sorceror right? if so how? :

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AFAIK the "Warlock" has celtic origins.

In German, we have not that variety words, but the Zauberer and the Magier.

The Zauberer is mire like the Wizard or Mage, but not exactly.

By the way, Tolkien has AFAIK invented the word "Istari" (word for the maiar meant to battle Sauron, like Radagast, for example - whereas Sauron was a maiar, too) in a way so that at a later time the two words Wizard and another word I don't remember now could have deen developed from them in Middlelearth. Another name for Gandalf - so he says - was "Incanus", where an "incantation" is something magical (and also the title of a double-album by Mike Oldfield. ).





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A warlock is, literally, one who breaks his word (w[ae]r-loga, Old English) i.e., a deceiver. The word was used to designate Satan and came to designate wizards, sorcerers and male witches, i.e., those who practice black magic.

1. male witch: a man who is supposed to have magical or wonder-working powers

sor∑cer∑y [ sŠwrssəree ]
noun
witchcraft: the supposed use of magic
sor∑cer∑ous adjective


mage [ mayj ] (plural mages)
noun
magician: a magician or magus ( archaic )
[14th century. An anglicization of magus.]

Thesaurus...

Entry Word: mage
Function: noun
Text: Synonyms MAGICIAN 1, charmer, conjurer, enchanter, magian, magus, necromancer, sorcerer, warlock, wizard

What i have seen, with the exception of Warlock (which is generally balck magick...) they are pretty much all the same word.





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Are you by any chance an English professor?


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No, i think she's a user of a dictionary.

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...or just really f'n smart


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I will try and add a coupple of definitions to what have been written already. I think, these definitions are close to each other, meanings varied in differeent ages of our history.

Sorcery
Definition: [n] the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world

Sorcerer
conjurer; an enchanter; a magician. --Bacon.
Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers. --Ex. vii. 11.

from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots, or one who tells the lot of others. (See DIVINATION.)

In Dan. 2:2 it is the rendering of the Hebrew mekhashphim, i.e., mutterers, men who professed to have power with evil spirits. The practice of sorcery exposed to severest punishment (Mal. 3:5; Rev. 21:8; 22:15).

Wizard
Definition:
[n] someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
[n] one who practices magic or sorcery
Definition:
a pretender to supernatural knowledge and power, "a knowing one," as the original Hebrew word signifies. Such an one was forbidden on pain of death to practise his deceptions (Lev. 19:31; 20:6, 27; 1 Sam. 28:3; Isa. 8:19; 19:3).

Warlock
Definition [n] a male witch or demon

Definition \War"lock\, n. [OE. warloghe a deceiver, a name or the
Devil, AS. w?rloga a belier or breaker of his agreement,
word, or pledge; w?r covenant, troth (aki? to L. verus true;
see {Very}) + loga a liar (in comp.), le['o]gan to lie. See
3d {Lie}.]
A male witch; a wizard; a sprite; an imp. [Written also
{warluck}.] --Dryden.
It was Eyvind Kallda's crew Of warlocks blue, With
their caps of darkness hooded! --Longfellow.
\War"lock\, a.
Of or pertaining to a warlock or warlock; impish. [R.]
Thou shalt win the warlock fight. --J. R. Drak?.

Source - hyperdictionary


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I tend to disagree with the sourcer definition but I like the rest. Good one, mate.

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I've had the thought ... sorceror ... -> source ? What kind of source ? ...


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British ;0).


Or innate source. I mean sourcerors have innate abilities.


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