mystic

mystic

[mis-tik]
adjective
1.
involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
2.
of the nature of or pertaining to mysteries known only to the initiated: mystic rites.
3.
of occult character, power, or significance: a mystic formula.
4.
of obscure or mysterious character or significance.
5.
of or pertaining to mystics or mysticism.
noun
6.
a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
7.
a person initiated into religious mysteries.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English mystik < Latin mysticus < Greek mystikós, equivalent to mýst(ēs) an initiate into the mysteries + -ikos -ic; akin to myeîn to initiate, teach

mysticity [mi-stis-i-tee] , noun
mysticly, adverb
antimystic, adjective, noun
nonmystic, adjective, noun
semimystic, adjective
unmystic, adjective
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Mystic

[mis-tik] ,
noun
a section of Groton, in SE Connecticut: maritime museum.
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mystic (ˈmɪstɪk)
 
n
1.  a person who achieves mystical experience or an apprehension of divine mysteries
 
adj
2.  another word for mystical
 
[C14: via Latin from Greek mustikos, from mustēs mystery initiate; related to muein to initiate into sacred rites]

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mystic
late 14c., "spiritually allegorical, pertaining to mysteries of faith," from O.Fr. mistique, from L. mysticus, from Gk. mystikos "secret, mystic," from mystes "one who has been initiated" (see mystery (1)). Meaning "pertaining to occult practices or ancient religions" first
recorded 1610s. The noun meaning "exponent of mystical theology" is from 1670s, from the adjective. The place name in Connecticut is deformed from Algonquian missituk "great tidal river," from missi "large" + -tuk "tidal river."
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MYSTIC definition

language
An early system on the IBM 704, IBM 650, IBM 1103 and 1103A.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16, May 1959].
(1995-03-07)
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mystic

historic resort village in the town (township) of Stonington, New London county, southeastern Connecticut, U.S. It lies at the mouth of the Mystic River, opposite West Mystic. Settled in 1654, its name was derived from the Indian missituk ("great tidal river"). From the 17th to the 19th century it was a noted shipbuilding and whaling centre. Fast clipper ships were built there, and from its shipyards the first regular ironclad vessel, Galena, was launched in 1861. Mystic Seaport, a museum-village, reconstructs the sailing ship era, exhibiting along its waterfront the 19th-century whaler Charles W. Morgan (1841) and other ships, including the square-rigged Joseph Conrad (1882). A unique row of old sea captains' houses is preserved. Denison Homestead (1717) is a museum displaying lifestyles from colonial times to 1900, and Olde Mistick Village is a colonial-style recreation and shopping complex. Mystic Aquarium features more than 6,000 specimens, and its Marine Theatre is known for its dolphin and sea lion shows

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