gnosis [noh-sis] Word Origin noun
- knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.
Origin of gnosis 1695–1705; New Latin Greek gnṓsis a seeking to know, equivalent to gnō-, base of gignṓskein know1 + -sis -sis British Dictionary definitions for gnoses gnosis noun plural -ses (-siːz)
- supposedly revealed knowledge of various spiritual truths, esp that said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics
Word Origin for gnosis C18: ultimately from Greek: knowledge, from gignōskein to know Word Origin and History for gnoses gnosis n.
“special knowledge of spiritual mysteries,” 1703, from Greek gnosis “investigation, knowledge,” in Christian writers, “higher knowledge of spiritual things” (see gnostic (adj.)).