Abrasax

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Etymology[edit]

(borrowed) Late Latin from Ancient Greek ἀβραξάς (abraksás) or ἀβρασάξ (abrasáks), possibly from the numerical value of the Greek letters, which is 365.[1] [script needed]

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Abrasax

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

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References[edit]

  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