Word of the Day Archive
Friday July 6, 2012
A treatise; essay.
Divide up all the tractates and commit yourselves to learn them during the coming year.
-- Yair Weinstock, Holiday Tales for the Soul
Jean-Pierre Mahé has rightly insisted that we should explore possible explanations other than mere haphazard collection, not only for the presence of the Hermetic tractates within Codex VI…
-- Michael Allen Williams, Rethinking "Gnosticism"
Tractate comes from the Medieval Latin word tractātus meaning "a handling, treatment."