Pronounced: in-TES-tuhn, adj

Notes: Yes, we know the noun meaning… but do you know what the adjective means? (I didn’t)

Yesterday’s word

The word paragnosis means “knowledge that cannot be obtained by normal means”

Background / Comments

I knew both parts of this word, but I still didn’t have the meaning; the word comes from para- (beyond) and gnosis (knowledge). We have the words “paranormal” (beyond normal) and “agnostic” (not knowing). I’m not really sure what qualifies as paragnosis; it sounds like it means things that one knows without ever having been taught them.

First usage

A later word; it showed up in the 1930s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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