The term “Gnosis” originates from the ancient Greek word “γνῶσις” (gnōsis), which means “knowledge” or “understanding.” It is derived from the verb “γνῶσκω” (gnōskō), meaning “to know” or “to recognize.” In historical contexts, especially within Gnosticism, Gnosis refers to spiritual knowledge or insight, often seen as a deeper understanding of divine truths beyond mere intellectual comprehension. This knowledge is typically associated with personal, experiential understanding and enlightenment.