Term CategoryDefinitionTags
above(prep.) Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.)...A 
above(prep.) Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as, things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct above reproach....A 
above-cited(a.) Cited before, in the preceding part of a book or writing....A 
aboveboard(adv.) Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without trick, concealment, or deception....A 
abracadabra(n.) A mystical word or collocation of letters written as in the figure. Worn on an amulet it was supposed to ward off fever. At present the word is used chiefly in jest to denote something without me...A 
abradant(n.) A material used for grinding, as emery, sand, powdered glass, etc....A 
abrade(v. t.) To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks....A 
abrahamic(a.) Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch; as, the Abrachamic covenant....A 
abraid(v. t. & i.) To awake; to arouse; to stir or start up; also, to shout out....A 
abram-man(n.) One of a set of vagabonds who formerly roamed through England, feigning lunacy for the sake of obtaining alms....A 
abranchiata(n. pl.) A group of annelids, so called because the species composing it have no special organs of respiration....A 
abrasion(n.) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds....A 
abrasion(n.) The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction; as, the abrasion of coins....A 
abraum salts(n.) A red ocher used to darken mahogany and for making chloride of potassium....A 
abraxas(n.) A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved....A 
abreast(adv.) Side by side, with breasts in a line; as, "Two men could hardly walk abreast."...A 
abreast(adv.) Side by side; also, opposite; over against; on a line with the vessel's beam; -- with of....A 
abreast(adv.) Up to a certain level or line; equally advanced; as, to keep abreast of [or with] the present state of science....A 
abreuvoir(n.) The joint or interstice between stones, to be filled with mortar....A 
abridge(v. t.) To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights....A 

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Gnosis Information

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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