gnostic

noun, often capitalized
gnos·​tic | \ ˈnä-stik How to pronounce gnostic (audio) \

Definition of gnostic

: an adherent of gnosticism

Other Words from gnostic

gnostic adjective, often capitalized

First Known Use of gnostic

circa 1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gnostic

Late Latin gnosticus, from Greek gnōstikos of knowledge, from gignōskein

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“Gnostic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gnostic. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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