- mystery bag,
- mystery play,
- mystery tour,
- mystical theology,
Origin of mystic
Examples from the Web for mystic
At Temple, Coltrane no longer operated as a jazz artist improvising melodies, but more like a mystic on a vision quest.
The other night, quite by chance, I came across some lines in Rumi, the 13th-century poet—a Sufi mystic from Persia.
Then bed down in the seaside town of Mystic, Connecticut, with views of the wharf from your private room at the Steamboat Inn.
It revealed his vulnerability to ideas, ideology, and mystic hoo-ha.
"The yuppies are coming," a cop complains in Mystic River, like a 21st-century Paul Revere.
Ghastly images are before us and around us, the mystic symbols of a horrid religion!The Scalp Hunters|Mayne Reid
From the dark depths of mystic crypts came groanings, like the roaring of lions penned beside the caves of martyrs.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete|Gilbert Parker
No other word was uttered there; Krishna's name became a mystic word to express all their different purposes.Chaitanya's Life And Teachings|Krishna das Kaviraja
She received him with an air of mystic calm, gracious and dignified as the high-priestess of a Grecian temple.King--of the Khyber Rifles|Talbot Mundy
It was in vain to talk to him of the rates of foreign exchange in the mystic jargon of the Bourse.
Word Origin for mystic
late 14c., "spiritually allegorical, pertaining to mysteries of faith," from Old French mistique "mysterious, full of mystery" (14c.), or directly from Latin mysticus "mystical, mystic, of secret rites" (source also of Italian mistico, Spanish mistico), from Greek mystikos "secret, mystic, connected with the mysteries," from mystes "one who has been initiated" (see mystery (n.1)). Meaning "pertaining to occult practices or ancient religions" first recorded 1610s.
"exponent of mystical theology," 1670s, from mystic (adj.). In Middle English, the noun meant "symbolic meaning, interpretation" (early 14c.).
place name in Connecticut, U.S., deformed from Algonquian missituk "great tidal river," from missi "large" + -tuk "tidal river."