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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-brak-suh s]
    • /əˈbræk səs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-brak-suh s]
    • /əˈbræk səs/

Definitions of abraxas word

  • noun abraxas an ancient charm composed of Greek letters: originally believed to have magical powers and inscribed on amulets, etc, but from the second century ad personified by Gnostics as a deity, the source of divine emanations 3
  • noun abraxas a word of unknown significance found on charms, especially amulets, of the late Greco-Roman world and linked with both Gnostic beliefs and magical practices by the early church fathers. 1
  • noun abraxas (gnosticism, historical) A mistaken transcription of Abrasax. 1

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abraxas popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for abraxas

noun abraxas

  • abracadabra — Abracadabra is a word that someone says when they are performing a magic trick in order to make the magic happen.
  • access — If you have access to a building or other place, you are able or allowed to go into it.
  • key — a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt.
  • password — a secret word or expression used by authorized persons to prove their right to access, information, etc.
  • watchword — a word or short phrase to be communicated, on challenge, to a sentinel or guard; password or countersign.

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