mystery

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Speech
mystery
Definition
Noun 
Something secret or unexplainable; an unknown. [From XIV century.]
The truth behind the events remains a mystery.
Etymology
Noun 
Someone or something with an obscure or puzzling nature.
That man is a mystery.
Etymology
Noun 
Obsolete
A secret or mystical meaning. [From XIV century.]
Etymology
Meaning note
obsolete
Noun 
A religious truth not understandable by the application of human reason alone (without divine aid). [From XIV century.]
Etymology
Noun 
Archaic
A sacrament. [From XV century.]
Etymology
Meaning note
archaic outside Eastern Orthodoxy
Noun 
A secret religious celebration, to which none were admitted except those who had been initiated. [From XV century.]
The Eleusinian mysteries.
Etymology
Meaning note
chiefly in the plural
Noun 
A particular event or series of events in the life of Christ. [From XVII century.]
The second decade of the Rosary concerns the Sorrowful mysteries, such as the crucifixion and the crowning with thorns.
Etymology
Meaning note
Catholicism
Noun 
A craft, art or trade; specifically a guild of craftsmen.
The trades, the crafts, the mysteries, would all be losers. (An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith)
Etymology
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
From Middle English mysterie, from Anglo-Norman misterie, from Old French mistere, from Latin mysterium, from Ancient Greek μυστήριον ‎(mustḗrion, “a mystery, a secret, a secret rite”), from μύστης ‎(mústēs, “initiated one”), from μυέω ‎(muéō, “I initiate”), from μύω ‎(múō, “I shut”).
Bibliography
  • Wiktionary :mystery (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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