A mystical term utilized as a charm and etched on treasures on the list of ancients; additionally, a gem rock hence engraved.
In antiquity, a Gnostic amulet composed of an engraved gem, often bearing a mystical figure (which usually combines personal and brute kinds) and an unintelligible legend, but occasionally inscribed with the word Abraxas, either alone or associated a figure or a word related to Hebrew or Egyptian religion, as Iao, Sabaoth, Osiris. A mystical term utilized by the Gnostic supporters of Basilides to denote the Supreme Being, or, possibly, its 365 emanations collectively, or the 365 sales of spirits occupying the 365 heavens.
Also written Abrasax.
A genus of lepidopterous insects, associated with family members Geometridæ, containing the big magpie-moth, Abraxas grossulariata.