What does gnostic mean?

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ˈnɒs tɪkgnos·tic

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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

    Etymology: From γνωστικός, from γνωστός, from γιγνώσκω.

  2. Gnostic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to, intellectual or spiritual knowledge

    Etymology: From γνωστικός, from γνωστός, from γιγνώσκω.

  3. Gnostic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to Gnosticism

    Etymology: From γνωστικός, from γνωστός, from γιγνώσκω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gnostic(adj)

    knowing; wise; shrewd

    Etymology: [L. gnosticus, Gr. good at knowing, sagacious; as a n., man that claims to have a deeper wisdom, fr. gignw`skein to know: cf. F. gnostique. See Know.]

  2. Gnostic(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. gnosticus, Gr. good at knowing, sagacious; as a n., man that claims to have a deeper wisdom, fr. gignw`skein to know: cf. F. gnostique. See Know.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. gnosticus, Gr. good at knowing, sagacious; as a n., man that claims to have a deeper wisdom, fr. gignw`skein to know: cf. F. gnostique. See Know.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gnostic

    nos′tik, n. (theol.) one of a sect in the beginning of the Christian era which maintained that knowledge (gnōsis) and not faith (pistis) was the way of salvation, allegorised away the great facts of Christ's person and work, and represented individual life as the result of a process of emanation from the original essence.—adj. having knowledge: knowing, cunning: pertaining to the Gnostics.—ns. Gnō′sis, knowledge: mystical knowledge; Gnos′ticism, the eclectic doctrines of the Gnostics. [Gr. gnōstikos, good at knowing—gignōskein, to know.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gnostic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gnostic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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