gnostically

gnostic

[nos-tik]
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, and explained the world as created by powers or agencies arising as emanations from the Godhead.

Origin:
1555–65; < Late Latin Gnōsticī (plural) name of the sect < Greek gnōstikós (singular) pertaining to knowledge, equivalent to gnōst(ós) known + -ikos -ic

gnostically, adverb
antignostic, adjective, noun
antignostical, adjective
ungnostic, adjective
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gnostic or gnostical (ˈnɒstɪk)
 
adj
of, relating to, or possessing knowledge, esp esoteric spiritual knowledge
 
gnostical or gnostical
 
adj
 
'gnostically or gnostical
 
adv

Gnostic (ˈnɒstɪk)
 
n
1.  an adherent of Gnosticism
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Gnostics or to Gnosticism
 
[C16: from Late Latin Gnosticī the Gnostics, from Greek gnōstikos relating to knowledge, from gnōstos known, from gignōskein to know]

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Gnostic
c.1585, from L.L. gnosticus, from Late Gk. gnostikos, noun use of adj. gnostikos "knowing, able to discern," from gnostos "knowable," from gignoskein "to learn, to come to know" (see know). Applied to various early Christian sects that claimed direct personal knowledge beyond
the Gospel or the Church hierarchy. The adj. meaning "relating to knowledge" (with lower-case g-) is from 1656.
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