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gnosis Syllabification: gno·sis
Pronunciation: /ˈnōsəs/

Definition of gnosis in English:


Knowledge of spiritual mysteries.
Example sentences
  • This is a gross oversimplification, I think, but it lays the groundwork for potential gnosis through these horror-inspired ascending spirals of identity and awareness.
  • Gnosis changes you - that's what makes it gnosis.
  • The wisdom embodied in a Christian practice is not gnosis, available only to enlightened ones who decode hidden mysteries.


Late 16th century: from Greek gnōsis 'knowledge' (related to gignōskein 'know').

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