Abrasax

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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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Abrasax

  1. (historical) A theonym of unclear signification, commonly invoked as a magic word on amulets, talismans, and papyri in the Mediterranean basin from the 2nd century B.C. until the 13th century, and viewed in Gnosticism as one of the Archons who follows Sabaoth when he leaves the ranks of the Demiurge to become an aeon alongside Sophia.

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Abrasax (plural not attested)

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

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

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Proper noun[edit]

Abrasax m

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