Origin of esoteric
Examples from the Web for esoteric
There is a pill in Tibetan Buddhism that contains a lot of esoteric ingredients, some of which are bodily substances.
He noted that some esoteric historians call them “Palestinians.”
Suddenly you can hold forth about leading and kerning and other esoteric aspects of typesetting.Instagram App Deepens Class Warfare Between Apple and Android Smartphones|Dan Lyons|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the old days it was not uncommon for the admissions officer to pose some esoteric—make that wacko—question.
Dig deeper into exotic and esoteric areas of interest for direction in creative pursuits, especially.
He is the ruling power of external religion, as the High Priestess is the prevailing genius of the esoteric, withdrawn power.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot|L. W. de Laurence
Is there something occult and esoteric about Tangrams, that Pg 45it is so difficult to lift the veil?Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney
According to the Kabbalah all these esoteric doctrines are contained in the Hebrew Scriptures.
But the secret was out, there were no mysterious rites of an Esoteric creed.All About Dogs|Charles Henry Lane
He may indulge in peevishness to his heart's content, and it will be received as a sort of esoteric wisdom.By the Christmas Fire|Samuel McChord Crothers
Word Origin for esoteric
1650s, from Greek esoterikos "belonging to an inner circle," from esotero "more within," comparative adverb of eso "within," related to eis "into," en "in" (see en- (2)).
In English, originally of Pythagorean doctrines. According to Lucian, the division of teachings into exoteric and esoteric originated with Aristotle.