Rosicrucian

noun

Ro·​si·​cru·​cian ˌrō-zə-ˈkrü-shən How to pronounce Rosicrucian (audio)
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1
: an adherent of a 17th and 18th century movement professing esoteric and occult wisdom with emphasis on mysticism and spiritual enlightenment
2
: a member of one of several organizations held to be descended from the Rosicrucians
Rosicrucian adjective
Rosicrucianism noun

Examples of Rosicrucian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Egyptians imagined Anubis this way because jackals often roamed cemeteries feasting on the flesh of the deceased. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 31 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Christian Rosenkreutz (New Latin Rosae Crucis) reputed 15th century founder of the movement

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rosicrucian was in 1624

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Cite this Entry

“Rosicrucian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rosicrucian. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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