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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Late Latin Abrasax, from Ancient Greek ἀβραξάς(abraxás) or ἀβρασάξ(abrasáx), possibly from the numerical value of the Greek letters, which is 365.[1]

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Proper nounEdit

Abrasax

  1. (Gnosticism) One of the Archons who follows Sabaoth when he leaves the ranks of the Demiurge to become an aeon alongside Sophia.
  2. (historical) A word inscribed on amulets or talismans in Europe, Northern Africa, and Asia Minor, from the 2nd century B.C. until the 13th century.

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NounEdit

Abrasax ‎(plural not attested)

  1. (historical) A gem engraved with the word Abrasax or Abraxas.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin Abrasax, from Ancient Greek ἀβραξάς(abraxás).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Abrasax m

  1. (Gnosticism) Abrasax (one of the Archons)