Origin of theosophyMedieval Latin theosophia from LGr, knowledge of divine things from theosophos, wise in divine matters from Classical Greek theos, god + sophos, wise: see theo- and -sophy
- Religious philosophy or speculation about the nature of the soul based on mystical insight into the nature of God.
- often Theosophy The system of beliefs and teachings of the Theosophical Society, founded in New York City in 1875, incorporating aspects of Buddhism and Brahmanism, especially the belief in reincarnation and spiritual evolution.
Origin of theosophyMedieval Latin theosophia from Late Greek theosophiā Greek theo- theo- Greek sophiā wisdom
- the′o·soph′ic the′o·soph′i·cal
(usually uncountable, plural theosophies)
From Medieval Latin theosophia, from Ancient Greek Î¸ÎµÎ¿ÏƒÎ¿Ï†Î¯Î± (thesophia, “knowledge of things divine"), from Î¸ÎµÏŒÏ‚ (theos, “god") + ÏƒÎ¿Ï†Î¯Î± (sophia, “wisdom"); alternatively, theo- +"Ž -sophy.