Term CategoryDefinitionTags
abduction(n.) The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress....A 
abductor(n.) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward....A 
abeam(adv.) On the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's side....A 
abecedary(a.) Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary....A 
abelmosk(n.) An evergreen shrub (Hibiscus -- formerly Abelmoschus -- moschatus), of the East and West Indies and Northern Africa, whose musky seeds are used in perfumery and to flavor coffee; -- sometimes cal...A 
abelonian(n.) One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel....A 
aber-de-vine(n.) The European siskin (Carduelis spinus), a small green and yellow finch, related to the goldfinch....A 
aberrancy(n.) State of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude, etc....A 
aberrant(a.) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal....A 
aberration(n.) The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it....A 
aberration(n.) The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type....A 
aberration(n.) The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B....A 
aberration(n.) The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, whe...A 
aberration(n.) A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the ...A 
abetment(n.) The act of abetting; as, an abetment of treason, crime, etc....A 
abettor(n.) One who abets; an instigator of an offense or an offender....A 
abhal(n.) The berries of a species of cypress in the East Indies....A 
abhor(v. i.) To shrink back with horror, disgust, or dislike; to be contrary or averse; -- with...A 
abhor(v. t.) To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe....A 
abhorrence(n.) Extreme hatred or detestation; the feeling of utter dislike....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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