Definitions for gnosticˈnɒs tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gnos•ticˈnɒs tɪk(adj.)gnos′ti•cal.

  1. pertaining to knowledge.

  2. possessing knowledge, esp. esoteric knowledge of spiritual matters.

  3. (cap.) pertaining to or characteristic of the Gnostics.

    Category: Religion

  4. (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.

    Category: Religion

Origin of gnostic:

1555–65; < LL Gnōsticī (pl.) < Gk gnōstikós (sing.) pertaining to knowledge =gnōst(ós), v. adj. of gignṓskein to know+-ikos -ic

Gnos′ti•cism-təˌsɪz əm(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gnostic(adj)

    an advocate of Gnosticism

  2. Gnostic(adj)

    of or relating to Gnosticism

    "Gnostic writings"

  3. gnostic(adj)

    possessing intellectual or esoteric knowledge of spiritual things

Wiktionary

  1. Gnostic(Noun)

    A believer in Gnosticism

  2. Gnostic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to, intellectual or spiritual knowledge

  3. Gnostic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to Gnosticism

  4. Origin: From γνωστικός, from γνωστός, from γιγνώσκω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gnostic(adj)

    knowing; wise; shrewd

  2. Gnostic(adj)

    of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy

  3. Gnostic(noun)

    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

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