nosce te ipsum

Latin phrase
nos·​ce te ip·​sum | \ ˌnȯ-ske-ˌtā-ˈip-ˌsu̇m How to pronounce nosce te ipsum (audio) \

Definition of nosce te ipsum

: know yourself — compare gnothi seauton

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“Nosce te ipsum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosce%20te%20ipsum. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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