- knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.
Origin of gnosis
- a combining form meaning “knowledge,” used in the formation of compound words: prognosis.
Origin of -gnosis
Examples from the Web for gnosis
Contemporary Examples of gnosis
Gnosis was never really “founded,” per se, but forged over time among a group of people who became friends talking over code.
Gnosis now understands how a large website such as Gawker functions.
Nobody else should feel too threatened that Gnosis is out digging around.
“We try to keep our ears open,” said one of the Gnosis members.
Another one of the hackers shared some of the backgrounds of Gnosis group members.New Gawker Security Breach
December 14, 2010
Historical Examples of gnosis
They are interdependent, and rule the ancient order of gnosis and praxis.Mountain Meditations
Let us bless heaven that the patriarch of the Gnosis has selected the former.Devil-Worship in France
Arthur Edward Waite
We alone are initiated into the mysteries of the Gnosis and of the divine Plenum.The Death of the Gods
From the acceptance of that story there proceeds a new knowledge, a gnosis.
But that which is necessary in order that it may be received is not "gnosis" or an initiation.
- supposedly revealed knowledge of various spiritual truths, esp that said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics
Word Origin for gnosis
- (esp in medicine) recognition or knowledgeprognosis; diagnosis
Word Origin for -gnosis
"special knowledge of spiritual mysteries," 1703, from Greek gnosis "investigation, knowledge," in Christian writers, "higher knowledge of spiritual things" (see gnostic (adj.)).