The Wizards. See CurunÃr, Saruman; Mithrandir, Gandalf, OlÃ³rin; Radagast. 372
The Maiar who were sent from Aman in the Third Age to resist Sauron; Sindarin Ithryn (see Ithryn Luin). Translated 'Wizards'. See Heren Istarion.
The order of Wizards, the Maiar who came to Middle-earth after the first millennium of the Third Age. Of these, five came to the northwestern regions; Saruman, Gandalf, Radagast, Alatar and Pallando.
Istari is a plural term; the singular form (equivalent to 'wizard') is istar.