Definition of Abraxas

1. n. A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved.



Definition of Abraxas

1. Proper noun. (Gnosticism) One of the archon Archons who follows Sabaoth when he leaves the ranks of the Demiurge to become an Eon alongside Sophia. ¹

2. Noun. (gnosticism historical) A mistaken transcription of Abrasax. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abraxas

1. a mystic word [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abraxas

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abraxas (current term)
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Literary usage of Abraxas

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1. The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1915)
"A comparison of sex linkage in abraxas with that in Drosophila shows that the ... In the abraxas type sex linked inheritance takes place in accord with the ..."

2. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1893)
"But who was abraxas? As the same author shows: The numerical or Kabbalistic value of the name abraxas directly refers to the Persian title of the god ..."

3. Antique Gems: Their Origin, Uses, and Value as Interpreters of Ancient by Charles William King (1860)
"The inscriptions upon these prove beyond a doubt that abraxas, Adonai, Sabao, ... Besides, if abraxas were the opponent and future victor of lao, ..."

4. The Arts and Artists: Or Anecdotes & Relics, of the Schools of Painting by James Elmes (1825)
"It is believed that the abraxas originally came from Egypt, and that specimens as old as the third century are still extant. By this name are also known a ..."

5. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1880)
"This is an unusual occurrence for this neighbourhood.—WE BRADY; 1, Queen Street, Barnsley, June, 1880. VARIETY OF abraxas ..."

6. Report on the Injurious Insects and Other Animals Observed in the Midland by Walter Edward Collinge (1908)
"... on record of the larvae of this moth damaging fruit trees, it is scarcely sufficiently common to constitute a pest." THE CURRANT OR MAGPIE MOTH. abraxas ..."

7. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"... eight guineas and a half would certainly not be the highest figure realised by an aberration of our old friend abraxas ..."

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