cognoscible

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

borrowed from Late Latin cognōscibilis, from Latin cognōscere "to get to know, acquire knowledge of" + -ibilis -ible — more at cognition


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).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or resembling a lion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's That From? A Word Origin Quiz

  • turris-babel-by-athanasius-kircher
  • What language gave the word robot to English?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!