Origin of connoisseurFrench (now connaisseur) from Old French conoisseor, a judge, one well versed from conoistre from Classical Latin cognoscere, to know: see cognition
An example of connoissuer is an art expert who only likes certain great artists.
- A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts.
- A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines.
Origin of connoisseurObsolete French from Old French connoisseor from connoistre to know from Latin cognōscere to learn, know ; see cognition .
Around 1705–1715, from French connoisseur, from the verb connoître (obsolete pre-1835 spelling of connaître (“to know”)).
- He was a well-known connoisseur of art.
- He was a man of wide knowledge, a connoisseur in art and music, and the friend of most of the leading authors of his time.
- A typical academician was the poet, antiquary and connoisseur, Nils Fredrik Sander (1828-1900).
- The armory was not the collection of a wealthy connoisseur; this was the personal armory of a man accustomed to killing often.
- There is a radical difference between the points of view of the Japanese and the Western connoisseur in estimating tbe Japanese merits of sculpture in metal.