from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots, or one who tells
the lot of others. (See DIVINATION T0001047.)

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).