Origin of anthroposophyanthropo- + -sophy: origin, originally , knowledge of human nature; used for German Anthroposophie
Origin of anthroposophyanthropo- (theo)sophy
- Human wisdom; knowledge or understanding of human nature.
- A spiritual movement inaugurated by Rudolf Steiner (also capitalized as Anthroposophy).
anthropo- + -sophy, from a Renaissance Latin anthroposophia (attested in Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, d. 1535 and Thomas Vaughan, d. 1666), popularized from the 1910s via German Anthroposophie (Rudolf Steiner, 1861–1925).