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gnosis f. (Noun) "intimate knowledge of the divine" (of the kind sought by the Gnostics); "Gnosticism"
Borrowed from Ancient Greek γνῶσις (gnôsis) "knowledge," from the verb γιγνώσκειν (gignóskein) "to be aware of." From Proto-Indo-European *ǵi-ǵn̥h3-sk- 'id.,' reduplication of the root *ǵneh3- "to know" (the same origin as conocer).