plural noun
Ag·​no·​e·​tae | \ ˌag-(ˌ)nō-ˈē-ˌtē \

Definition of Agnoetae

1 : a 4th century a.d. sect of Arians that considered God's omniscience limited to the present
2 : a 6th century sect of Severian Monophysites that denied the omniscience of Jesus Christ

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First Known Use of Agnoetae

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for Agnoetae

Late Latin Agnoetae, Agnoitae, from Late Greek Agnoētai, literally, ignorant ones, from Greek agnoein to be ignorant, from a- a- entry 2 + -gnoein (from gignōskein to know)

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“Agnoetae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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