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Merlin (mūr“līn) noun
In Arthurian legend, a magician and prophet who served as counselor to King Arthur.
merlin (mūr“līn) noun
A small falcon (Falco columbarius) of northern regions, having predominantly dark plumage and a black-striped tail. Also called pigeon hawk.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman merilun, from Old French esmerillon, diminutive of esmeril, of Germanic origin.]
Emotion, religion and
morality: Religion: Sorcery
sorcerer, wise man, seer,
soothsayer, Chaldean, sortileger, diviner
astrologer, alchemist, occultist
magus, mage, Magian, the Magi
thaumaturgist, wonder-worker, miracle-worker, miracle-working
shaman, witchdoctor, medicine man, fetishist, idolater
obi-man, voodooist, hoodooist, spirit-raiser, occultist
juggler, illusionist, conjuror
spellbinder, enchanter, wizard, warlock
familiar, imp, evil spirit, devil
Merlin, Prospero, Gandalf
Faust, Pied Piper
alterer: magician, sorcerer
sage: wizard, shaman, witch doctor, sorcerer
oracle: soothsayer, sorcerer
conjuror: magician, necromancer, sorcerer
doctor: witch doctor, medicine man, sorcerer
prodigy: miracle-worker, thaumaturge, wizard, witch, fairy godmother, sorcerer
mythical being: Merlin, sorcerer
occultist: alchemist, sorcerer
The Bentley motorcar is introduced by former London
taxi fleet manager W. O. (Walter Owen) Bentley, 31, who created the B.R.
2 "Merlin" rotary engine that powered the Sopwith Camel during the war.
Bentley's three-liter racing car is the forerunner of machines that will
win at Le Mans and that will lead to luxury sedans