Cognoscente meaning

kŏnyə-shĕntē, kŏgnə-
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A person with superior, usually specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; a connoisseur.
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A person with special knowledge in some field, esp. in the fine arts.
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Someone possessing superior or specialized knowledge in a particular field; a connoisseur.
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Origin of cognoscente

  • Obsolete Italian from Latin cognōscēns cognōscent- present participle of cognōscere to know cognition

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Obsolete Italian cognoscente (now conoscente) from Latin cognoscere "to know"

    From Wiktionary