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theosophy

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noun the·os·o·phy \-fē\

Definition of theosophy

  1. 1 :  teaching about God and the world based on mystical insight

  2. 2 often capitalized :  the teachings of a modern movement originating in the United States in 1875 and following chiefly Buddhist and Brahmanic theories especially of pantheistic evolution and reincarnation

theo·soph·i·cal play \ˌthē-ə-ˈsä-fi-kəl\ adjective
theo·soph·i·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of theosophy

Medieval Latin theosophia, from Late Greek, from Greek the- + sophia wisdom — more at -sophy


First Known Use: 1650


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