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- n. A mistaken transcription of Abrasax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mystical word used as a charm and engraved on gems among the ancients; also, a gem stone thus engraved.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In antiquity, a Gnostic amulet consisting of an engraved gem, often bearing a mystical figure (which generally combines human and brute forms) and an unintelligible legend, but sometimes inscribed with the word Abraxas, either alone or accompanying a figure or a word connected with Hebrew or Egyptian religion, as Iao, Sabaoth, Osiris. A mystical word used by the Gnostic followers of Basilides to denote the Supreme Being, or, perhaps, its 365 emanations collectively, or the 365 orders of spirits occupying the 365 heavens.
- n. Also written Abrasax.
- n. A genus of lepidopterous insects, of the family Geometridæ, containing the large magpie-moth, Abraxas grossulariata.
Te coniuro et retineo cum formulae abraxas he te teth noguroth pesh et cum nominibus klarkash-ton petrestraub klyvabarker et chynnna'melville!
I've always wondered if the abraxas folks were high; now, I know.
He had a large collection of amulets, Gnostic gems, and abraxas stones.
abraxas: The office Christmas party is terribly boring.
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