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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 (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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