Definition of


  1. (noun, cognition) a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul

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Alternate forms of Theosophy

Derivations: theosophical, theosophist

Hyponyms: cabala, cabbala, cabbalah, kabala, kabbala, kabbalah, qabbala, qabbalah

Hypernyms: system, system of rules

Origin of the word Theosophy

  1. 1642 (implied in theosophical), "knowledge about God and nature obtained through mystical study," from M.L. theosophia (c.880), from Late Gk. theosophia (c.500, Pseudo-Dionysus) "wisdom concerning God or things divine," from Gk. theosophos "one wise about God," from theos "god" (see Thea) + sophos "wise, learned." Taken as the name of a… more

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