mystic

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From Old French mistique, from Latin mysticus, from Ancient Greek μυστικός (mustikós, secret, mystic), from μύστης (mústēs, one who has been initiated). Doublet of mystique.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪstɪk/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪstɪk

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mystic (comparative more mystic, superlative most mystic)

  1. Of, or relating to mystics, mysticism or occult mysteries; mystical.
    a mystic dance
  2. Mysterious and strange; arcane, obscure or enigmatic.
    • 1847, R[alph] W[aldo] Emerson, “Threnody”, in Poems, Boston, Mass.: James Munroe and Company, OCLC 625986, page 245:
      Taught he not thee—the man of eld, / Whose eyes within his eyes beheld / Heaven's numerous hierarchy span / The mystic gulf from God to man?

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mystic (plural mystics)

  1. Someone who practices mysticism.

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