adjective cog·nos·ci·ble \käg-ˈnä-sə-bəl\

Definition of cognoscible

cognoscible was our Word of the Day on 01/08/2007. Hear the podcast!

Did You Know?

The exact synonym of "cognoscible" is the far better-known "cognizable." Both words mean "capable of being judicially heard and determined" (as "a cognoscible claim") and "capable of being known" (as "cognoscible circumstances"). Both terms are from Latin cognoscere, meaning "to know." And both appeared in the 17th century, less than two decades apart - first, "cognoscible," direct from the Late Latin adjective cognoscibilis; then, "cognizable," from the English noun "cognizance" ("knowledge").

Origin and Etymology of cognoscible

Late Latin cognoscibilis, from Latin cognoscere

First Known Use: circa 1644

Learn More about cognoscible

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cognoscible? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!