magic

Magic in Magic (: The Gathering).pl. n. magics; adj. magical, magic; adv. magically; also magick
1. n., in general usage, an extraordinary power or influence, seemingly from a supernatural source; from Middle English magique, from Middle French, from Latin magice, from Greek magike, feminine of magikos “magical,” from magos “magus, sorcerer,” of Iranian origin; akin to Old Persian magus “sorcerer.”
2. in anthropological terms, any system of behavior intended to understand or influence the environment through supernatural means, such as spells, sacrifices, and prayers; also religion. See thaumaturgy.
3. in fantasy and occult gaming milieux, a system of knowledge intended to control the supernatural; see magemagic-userillusionist, wizard. Also magecraft, wizardry, sorcerynecromancy, runecraft, witchcraft.

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