WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 the•os•o•phy /θiˈɑsəfi/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
See -theo-, -soph-.
- Religiona form of philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical view of divine nature.
(thē os′ə fē),USA pronunciation n.
(thē os′ə fē),USA pronunciation the′o•soph′ic, adj.
- Religionany of various forms of philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical insight into the divine nature.
- Religion, Eastern Religions(often caps.) the system of belief and practice of the Theosophical Society.
- Late Greek theosophía. See theo, -sophy
- Medieval Latin theosophia
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theosophy /θɪˈɒsəfɪ/ n
Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin theosophia, from Late Greek; see theo-, -sophytheosophical /ˌθɪəˈsɒfɪkəl/ adj theˈosophist n
- any of various religious or philosophical systems claiming to be based on or to express an intuitive insight into the divine nature
- the system of beliefs of the Theosophical Society founded in 1875, claiming to be derived from the sacred writings of Brahmanism and Buddhism, but denying the existence of any personal God
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