Term CategoryDefinitionTags
aard-vark(n.) An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts o...A 
aard-wolf(n.) A carnivorousCarnivorousDefinition: (a.) Eating or feeding on flesh. The term is applied: (a) to animals which naturally seek flesh for food, as the tiger, dog, etc.; (b) to plants which are supposed to absorb animal food; (c) to subst...
quadruped (Proteles Lalandii), of South Africa, resembling the fo...
aaron's rod A plant with a tall flowering stem; esp. the great mullein, or hag-taper, and the golden-rod....A 
aaron's rod A rod with one serpent twined around it, thus differing from the caduceus of Mercury, which has two...A 
aaronical(a.) Pertaining to Aaron, the first high priest of the Jews....A 
abaca(n.) The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila....A 
abacinate(v. t.) To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes....A 
abaciscus(n.) One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus....A 
abacist(n.) One who uses an abacusabacusDefinition: (n.) A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work....
in casting accounts; a calculator....
aback(adv.) Backward against the mast; -- said of the sails when pressed by the wind....A 
abactinal(a.) Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; -- opposed to actin...A 
abactor(n.) One who steals and drives away cattle or beasts by herds or droves....A 
abaculus(n.) A small tile of glass, marble, or other substance, of various colors, used in making ornamental...A 
abacus(n.) A tablet, panel, or compartment in ornamented or mosaic work....A 
abacus(n.) A table or tray strewn with sand, anciently used for drawing, calculating, etc....A 
abacus(n.) The uppermost member or division of the capital of a column, immediately under the architrave. ...A 
abacus(n.) A board, tray, or table, divided into perforated compartments, for holding cups, bottles, or th...A 
abacus(n.) A calculating table or frame; an instrument for performing arithmetical calculations by balls s...A 
abaddon(n.) The destroyer, or angel of the bottomless pit; -- the same as Apollyon and Asmodeus....A 
abaft(prep.) Behind; toward the stern from; as, abaft the wheelhouse....A 

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The word gnosis, in English, is commonly used today to refer to spiritual knowledge. The etymology of the word, however, has its roots in Greek where is the word gnosis simply meant knowledge. It is in this original intent of the word that Gnosis finds its motivation.



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