gnosis

[ noh-sis ]
/ ˈnoʊ sɪs /

noun

knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.

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Origin of gnosis

1695–1705; < New Latin < Greek gnṓsis a seeking to know, equivalent to gnō-, base of gignṓskein know1 + -sis -sis
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British Dictionary definitions for gnoses

gnosis
/ (ˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

supposedly revealed knowledge of various spiritual truths, esp that said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics

Word Origin for gnosis

C18: ultimately from Greek: knowledge, from gignōskein to know
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