gnosis

noun
gno·​sis | \ ˈnō-səs How to pronounce gnosis (audio) \

Definition of gnosis

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

First Known Use of gnosis

1703, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gnosis

Greek gnōsis, literally, knowledge, from gignōskein

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