Etymology
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gnosis (n.)

"knowledge," especially "special knowledge of spiritual mysteries," 1703, from Greek gnōsis "a knowing, knowledge; a judicial inquiry, investigation; a being known," in Christian writers, "higher knowledge of spiritual things," from PIE *gnō-ti-, from root *gno- "to know."

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Definitions of gnosis

gnosis (n.)
intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths; said to have been possessed by ancient Gnostics;
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