Definition of Gymnosophists

1. Noun. (plural of gymnosophist) ¹



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Definition of Gymnosophists

1. gymnosophist [n] - See also: gymnosophist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gymnosophists

gymnogens
gymnoglossa
gymnolaemata
gymnonoti
gymnopaedic
gymnophiona
gymnophobia
gymnophthalmata
gymnoplast
gymnoplasts
gymnorhinal
gymnosomata
gymnosophical
gymnosophist
gymnosophists (current term)
gymnosophy
gymnothecium
gymnotoka
gymnotus

Literary usage of Gymnosophists

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1. The formation of Christendom by Thomas William Allies (1875)
"The interview of Apollonius with the Ethiopian gymnosophists is described at great length. They lived on a small rising ground not far from the banks of the ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The gymnosophists had a great reputation for wisdom and learning. Their most prominent tenet was the doctrine of the immortality and transmigration of the ..."

3. The Secret Societies of All Ages and Countries by Charles William Heckethorn (1897)
"... AND gymnosophists. Vulgar Creed of India.—The Indian religion, whether we look on it as an adulteration of ..."

4. Larcher's Notes on Herodotus: Historical and Critical Comments on the by Pierre-Henri Larcher (1844)
"... commenced amongst the barbarians ; that the Persians had their Magi, the Babylonians their Chaldeans, and the Indians their gymnosophists, £c." CLXXXII. ..."

5. Antiquity Unveiled: Ancient Voices from the the Spirit Realms Disclose the by Jonathan M.] [Roberts (1894)
"The story was brought from India to Alexandria by the gymnosophists. There were four gospels then extant connected therewith, under the title of ' The ..."

6. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Allan Menzies (1869)
"THE GREEKS DREW MANY OF THEIR PHILOSOPHICAL TENETS FROM THE EGYPTIAN AND INDIAN gymnosophists. WE shall find another testimony in confirmation, ..."

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