from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Intuitive apprehension of spiritual truths, an esoteric form of knowledge sought by the Gnostics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An immanent form of knowledge or transcendent insight, such as sought by the Gnostics.
- n. Act or process of knowing.
- n. An altered state of awareness in which the will is magically effective.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The deeper wisdom; knowledge of spiritual truth, such as was claimed by the Gnostics.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Science; knowledge; knowledge of the highest kind; specifically, mystical knowledge. See Gnostic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths; said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics
Greek gnōsis, knowledge, from gignōskein, gnō-, to know; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek γνῶσις (gnō̃sis, "knowledge"). (Wiktionary)