telegnosis

[ tel-uh-noh-sis, tel-ig- ]
/ ˌtɛl əˈnoʊ sɪs, ˌtɛl ɪg- /

noun

supernatural or occult knowledge; clairvoyance.

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Origin of telegnosis

First recorded in 1910–15; tele-1 + -gnosis

OTHER WORDS FROM telegnosis

tel·eg·nos·tic [tel-uh-nos-tik, tel-ig-] /ˌtɛl əˈnɒs tɪk, ˌtɛl ɪg-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for telegnosis

telegnosis
/ (ˌtɛləˈnəʊsɪs, ˌtɛləɡ-) /

noun

knowledge about distant events alleged to have been obtained without the use of any normal sensory mechanismCompare clairvoyance

Derived forms of telegnosis

telegnostic (ˌtɛləˈnɒstɪk, ˌtɛləɡ-), adjective

Word Origin for telegnosis

C20: from tele- + -gnosis, from Greek gnōsis knowledge
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