plural noun

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

Word History


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)

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agnoetae was in 1607

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“Agnoetae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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