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verb tr.: To perceive; to understand; to know.
Back-formation from cognizance, via French from Latin cognoscere (to learn). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gno- (to know), which is also the source of know, recognize, acquaint, ignore, diagnosis, notice, normal, anagnorisis (the moment of recognition or discovery), and prosopagnosia (inability to recognize faces). Earliest documented use: 1659.
“So imperceptible is it that it cannot be cognized.”
Alina Grigorovitch; Magic Artinia; New to the Public; 2011.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (8 Dec 1894-1961)