theosophy

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/θɪˈɒsəfɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/θiˈɑsəfi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(thē osə fē)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
the•os•o•phy /θiˈɑsəfi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Religiona form of philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical view of divine nature.
See -theo-, -soph-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
the•os•o•phy  (thē osə fē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Religionany of various forms of philosophical or religious thought based on a mystical insight into the divine nature.
  2. Religion, Eastern Religions(often caps.) the system of belief and practice of the Theosophical Society.
the•o•soph•i•cal  (thē osə fē),USA pronunciation  the′o•sophic, adj.  the′o•sophi•cal•ly, adv. 
the•oso•phism, n. 
the•oso•phist, n. 
  • Late Greek theosophía. See theo, -sophy
  • Medieval Latin theosophia
  • 1640–50;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
theosophy /θɪˈɒsəfɪ/ n
  1. any of various religious or philosophical systems claiming to be based on or to express an intuitive insight into the divine nature
  2. 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
Etymology: 17th Century: from Medieval Latin theosophia, from Late Greek; see theo-, -sophy

theosophical /ˌθɪəˈsɒfɪkəl/ adj theˈosophist n
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