mystic

[ mis-tik ]
/ ˈmɪs tɪk /

adjective

noun

a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
a person initiated into religious mysteries.

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Origin of mystic

1275–1325; Middle English mystik<Latin mysticus<Greek mystikós, equivalent to mýst(ēs) an initiate into the mysteries + -ikos-ic; akin to myeîn to initiate, teach

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Mystic
[ mis-tik ]
/ ˈmɪs tɪk /

noun

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mystic
/ (ˈmɪstɪk) /

noun

a person who achieves mystical experience or an apprehension of divine mysteries

adjective

another word for mystical

Word Origin for mystic

C14: via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs mystery initiate; related to muein to initiate into sacred rites
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