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sorcerer a person who claims or is believed to have magic powers; a wizard. Recorded from late Middle English, the word comes ultimately, via Old French, from Latin sors, sort- ‘lot, fortune’.
sorcerer's apprentice a person who instigates a process or project which they are then unable to control without assistance. The phrase is a translation of French l'apprentit sorcier, the title of a symphonic poem by Paul Dukas (1897), after der Zauberlehrling, a ballad by Goethe (1797), in which the apprentice through the use of spells instigates processes which he cannot control.

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sorcerer

sorcerer XVI. Extension, with -ER1, of late ME. sorser — (O)F. sorcier :- Rom. *sortiārius, f. sors, sort- lot (see SORT); see -ER2.
So sorceress (-ESS1) XIV. — AN. sorceresse. sorcery XIII. — OF. sorcerie.

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sor·cer·er / ˈsôrsərər/ • n. a person who claims or is believed to have magic powers; a wizard.

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sorcerer

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