noun \ˈnō-səs\

Definition of GNOSIS

:  esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth held by the ancient Gnostics to be essential to salvation

Origin of GNOSIS

Greek gnōsis, literally, knowledge, from gignōskein
First Known Use: 1703

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra


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