knowledge of spiritual things, esp. a secret and superior knowledge limited to an elite few, such as the Gnostics claimed to have
Origin of gnosisEcclesiastical Late Latin from Classical Greek gn?sis, knowledge from gign?skein, to know
knowledge, recognition: diagnosis
Origin of -gnosisfrom Classical Greek gn?sis: see gnosis
Intuitive apprehension of spiritual truths, an esoteric form of knowledge sought by the Gnostics.
Origin of gnosisGreek gnōsis knowledge from gignōskein gnō- to know ; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek γνῶσις (gnō̃sis, “knowledge”).