Term CategoryDefinitionTags
abbreviatory(a.) Serving or tending to abbreviate; shortening; abridging....A 
abderian(a.) Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment....A 
abdest(n.) Purification by washing the hands before prayer; -- a Mohammedan rite....A 
abdicate(v. i.) To relinquish or renounce a throne, or other high office or dignity....A 
abdicate(v. t.) To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc....A 
abdicate(v. t.) To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit....A 
abdicate(v. t.) To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy....A 
abdication(n.) The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power...A 
abdomen(n.) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda....A 
abdomen(n.) The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis. Also, the cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man...A 
abdominal(a.) Having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes....A 
abdominal(a.) Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the abdominal regions, muscles, cavity....A 
abdominales(n. pl.) A group including the greater part of fresh-water fishes, and many marine ones, having the ventral fins under the abdomen behind the pectorals....A 
abdominoscopy(n.) Examination of the abdomen to detect abdominal disease....A 
abduce(v. t.) To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part....A 
abduct(v. t.) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position....A 
abduct(v. t.) To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap....A 
abduction(n.) The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away....A 
abduction(n.) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body....A 
abduction(n.) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable....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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