Dictionary Source

These definitions come from the Funk & Wagnal Dictionary 1895 Edition.


  1. philos.
    1. wisdom;
      especially, in Aristotle, wisdom in first principles;
    2. [s-] In the Hebrew and Helenistic philosophy, the Spirit of God. The formative and controlling wisdom of the Universe: a conception introduced finally into the Eastern Church through Neoplatonism and often recognized in the dedication of Greek churches, especially by Justinian in the noted church built by hime in Constantinople.
  2. [s-] In occultism and theosophy, Heavenly Wiosdom personified or hypostatized.