cognoscente
noun (plural cognoscenti) Etymology: obsolete Italian (now conoscente), from cognoscente, adjective, wise, from Latin cognoscent-, cognoscens, present participle of cognoscere Date: 1776 a person who has expert knowledge in a subject ; connoisseur

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  • Cognoscente — Cog nos*cen te, n.; pl. {Cognoscenti}. [OIt. cognoscente, p. pr. of cognoscere, It. conoscere to know.] A connoisseur. Mason. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cognoscente — connoisseur, 1778, from It. cognoscente, Latinized from conoscente connoisseur, lit. knowing man, from L. cognoscentum (nom. cognoscens), prp. of cognoscere to know (see COGNIZANCE (Cf. cognizance)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cognoscente — [käg΄nə shen′tē, kôg΄nəshen′tē, kän΄yəshen′tē] n. pl. cognoscenti [kän΄yə shəntē, kō̂n΄yə shentē, kôn′yə shentē, käg΄nə shen′tē] 〚It, orig. prp. of conoscere, to know < L cognoscere: see COGNITION〛 a person with special knowledge in some field,… …   Universalium

  • cognoscente — cognoscente. adj. Fil. Que conoce o que puede conocer …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • cognoscente — adj. 2 g. Que conhece ou tem a capacidade de conhecer. = COGNOSCITIVO   ‣ Etimologia: latim cognoscens, entis, particípio presente de cognosco, ere, conhecer …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • cognoscente — adj. Fil. Que conoce o que puede conocer …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • cognoscente — [käg΄nə shen′tē, kôg΄nəshen′tē, kän΄yəshen′tē] n. pl. cognoscenti [kän΄yə shəntē, kō̂n΄yə shentē, kôn′yə shentē, käg΄nə shen′tē] [It, orig. prp. of conoscere, to know < L cognoscere: see COGNITION] a person with special knowledge in some… …   English World dictionary

  • cognoscente — noun /kɒnjəˈʃɛnteɪ,ˌkɑɡ.nəˈʃɛn.ti,ˌkɑn.jəˈʃɛn.ti/ Someone possessing superior or specialized knowledge in a particular field; a connoisseur. See Also: cognition, cognizance …   Wiktionary

  • cognoscente — Synonyms and related words: aesthete, amateur, annotator, arbiter, arbiter elegantiarum, arbiter of taste, authority, bon vivant, captious critic, carper, caviler, censor, censurer, collector, commentator, commenter, connaisseur, connoisseur,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cognoscente —  A person who is well informed or of elevated taste; pl. cognoscenti …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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