Definition of mystic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪstɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪstɪk//
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a person who tries to become united with God through prayer and meditation and so understand important things that are beyond normal human understanding See related entries: Religious people Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘mystical meaning’): from Old French mystique, or via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs ‘initiated person’ from muein ‘close the eyes or lips’, also ‘initiate’. The current sense of the noun dates from the late 17th cent.

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