Gnostic
Gnostic Gnos"tic, a. 1. Knowing; wise; shrewd. [Old Slang] [1913 Webster]

I said you were a gnostic fellow. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. (Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gnostic — GNÓSTIC, Ă, gnostici, ce, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. Care aparţine gnosticismului, privitor la gnosticism. 2. s.m. şi f., adj. (Persoană, gânditor) care aderă la gnosticism, susţine gnosticismul. – Din fr. gnostique. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Gnostic — Gnos tic, n. [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}.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of the so called philosophers in the first ages of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gnostic — index profound (esoteric) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Gnostic — (n.) 1580s, believer in a mystical religious doctrine of spiritual knowledge, from L.L. Gnosticus, from Late Gk. Gnostikos, noun use of adj. gnostikos knowing, able to discern, from gnostos knowable, from gignoskein to learn, to come to know (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • gnostic — (adj.) relating to knowledge, 1650s, from Gk. gnostikos knowing, able to discern, from gnostos known, perceived, understood, from gignoskein to learn, to come to know (see KNOW (Cf. know)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gnostic — [näs′tik] adj. [Gr gnōstikos < gnōsis: see GNOSIS] 1. of knowledge; specif., of gnosis 2. [usually G ] of Gnostics or Gnosticism n. [LL(Ec) gnosticus < Gr gnōstikos] [usually G ] an adherent of Gnosticism …   English World dictionary

  • gnostic — [ nɒstɪk] adjective 1》 relating to knowledge, especially esoteric mystical knowledge. 2》 (Gnostic) relating to Gnosticism. noun (Gnostic) an adherent of Gnosticism. Origin C16: via eccles. L. from Gk gnōstikos, from gnōstos known …   English new terms dictionary

  • Gnostic — adj. & n. adj. 1 relating to knowledge, esp. esoteric mystical knowledge. 2 (Gnostic) concerning the Gnostics; occult; mystic. n. (Gnostic) (usu. in pl.) a Christian heretic of the 1st 3rd c. claiming gnosis. Derivatives: Gnosticism n. gnosticize …   Useful english dictionary

  • gnostic — adj. & n. adj. 1 relating to knowledge, esp. esoteric mystical knowledge. 2 (Gnostic) concerning the Gnostics; occult; mystic. n. (Gnostic) (usu. in pl.) a Christian heretic of the 1st 3rd c. claiming gnosis. Derivatives: Gnosticism n. gnosticize …   Useful english dictionary

  • gnostic — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Late Latin gnosticus, from Greek gnōstikos of knowledge, from gignōskein Date: circa 1587 an adherent of gnosticism • gnostic adjective, often capitalized …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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