gnosis

[ noh-sis ]
/ ˈnoʊ sɪs /

noun

knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.

Origin of gnosis

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

Definition for gnosis (2 of 2)

-gnosis


a combining form meaning “knowledge,” used in the formation of compound words: prognosis.

Origin of -gnosis

< Latin -gnōsis < Greek; see gnosis
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British Dictionary definitions for gnosis (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for gnosis (2 of 2)

-gnosis


n combining form

(esp in medicine) recognition or knowledgeprognosis; diagnosis

Derived Forms

-gnostic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -gnosis

via Latin from Greek: gnosis
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