Meaning of THEOSOPHY in English


n. (pl. -ies) any of various philosophies professing to achieve a knowledge of God by spiritual ecstasy, direct intuition, or special individual relations, esp. a modern movement following Hindu and Buddhist teachings and seeking universal brotherhood.


theosopher n. theosophic adj. theosophical adj. theosophically adv. theosophist n.

Etymology: med.L theosophia f. late Gk theosophia f. theosophos wise concerning God (as THEO-, sophos wise)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.