[noh-sis] /ˈnoʊ sɪs/
knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
supposedly revealed knowledge of various spiritual truths, esp that said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics
“special knowledge of spiritual mysteries,” 1703, from Greek gnosis “investigation, knowledge,” in Christian writers, “higher knowledge of spiritual things” (see gnostic (adj.)).
[noh-sis] /ˈnoʊ sɪs/ noun 1. knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge. 1. a combining form meaning “knowledge,” used in the formation of compound words: prognosis. /ˈnəʊsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-siːz) 1. supposedly revealed knowledge of various spiritual truths, esp that said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics combining form 1. (esp in medicine) recognition […]
[nos-uh s] /ˈnɒs əs/ noun 1. .
[nos-tik] /ˈnɒs tɪk/ adjective, Also, gnostical 1. pertaining to knowledge. 2. possessing knowledge, especially esoteric knowledge of spiritual matters. 3. (initial capital letter) pertaining to or characteristic of the Gnostics. noun 4. (initial capital letter) a member of any of certain sects among the early Christians who claimed to have superior knowledge of spiritual matters, […]
[nos-tuh-siz-uh m] /ˈnɒs təˌsɪz əm/ noun, Roman Catholic Church. 1. a group of ancient heresies, stressing escape from this world through the acquisition of esoteric knowledge. /ˈnɒstɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. a religious movement characterized by a belief in gnosis, through which the spiritual element in man could be released from its bondage in matter: regarded as […]