Definition of abraxas in English:

abraxas

noun

  • An instance or utterance of the magical word ‘abraxas’, supposed (especially in Gnosticism) to act as a charm; a gem, amulet, etc., inscribed with this word or other cabbalistic signs.

Origin

Early 18th century. From French abraxas and its etymon post-classical Latin Abraxas, name given by the Basilidians to the ruler of the 365 heavens (3rd cent.) from Hellenistic Greek Ἀβράξας, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

abraxas

/əˈbraksəs/