Carpocratian

noun

Car·​po·​cra·​tian
ˌkärpəˈkrāshən
plural -s
: a follower of Carpocrates who taught that humans can attain to a higher degree of illumination than that of Jesus compare gnosticism

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin Carpocratianus, from Greek Karpokratianos, from Karpokratēs Carpocrates, 2d century a.d. Alexandrian Gnostic + -ianos -ian

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“Carpocratian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carpocratian. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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