Definition of gnostic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnɒstɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːstɪk//
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  1. 1connected with knowledge, especially mystical knowledge (= knowledge of spiritual things discovered through prayer rather than through reason and the senses) gnostic belief systems
  2. 2Gnostic connected with Gnosticism the Gnostic gospels
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (as a noun): via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek gnōstikos, from gnōstos ‘known’, (related to gignōskein ‘know’).