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gnosis

[ noh-sis ]
/ ˈnoʊ sɪs /
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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 gignṓskeinknow1 + -sis-sis

Other definitions 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 of -gnosis

-gnostic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -gnosis

via Latin from Greek: gnosis
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