Definitions for gnosticˈnɒs tɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pertaining to knowledge.
possessing knowledge, esp. esoteric knowledge of spiritual matters.
(cap.) pertaining to or characteristic of the Gnostics.
(n.)(cap.) a member of any of certain heretical early Christian mystical sects that claimed that matter was evil and denied that Christ had a natural corporeal existence.
Origin of gnostic:
1555–65; < LL Gnōsticī (pl.) < Gk gnōstikós (sing.) pertaining to knowledge =gnōst(ós), v. adj. of gignṓskein to know+-ikos -ic
an advocate of Gnosticism
of or relating to Gnosticism
possessing intellectual or esoteric knowledge of spiritual things
A believer in Gnosticism
Of, or relating to, intellectual or spiritual knowledge
Of, or relating to Gnosticism
Origin: From γνωστικός, from γνωστός, from γιγνώσκω.
knowing; wise; shrewd
of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy
one of the so-called philosophers in the first ages of Christianity, who claimed a true philosophical interpretation of the Christian religion. Their system combined Oriental theology and Greek philosophy with the doctrines of Christianity. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual, and material, are derived from the Deity by successive emanations, which they called Eons