argumentum ad fidem

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin: argūmentum (argument”, “proof) + ad (to”, “toward) + fidem (accusative singular of fidēs, “faith”, “belief”) ≈ “appeal to faith”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical Latin) IPA(key): /ar.ɡuːˈmen.tum ad ˈfi.dem/, [ar.ɡuːˈmen.tũ ad ˈfi.dẽ]
  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: ärgyo͞omĕnʹtəm ăd fĭʹdĕm, IPA(key): /ɑːɡjuːˈmɛntəm æd ˈfɪdɛm/

Noun[edit]

argumentum ad fidem (plural argumenta ad fidem)

  1. A fallacious argument that asserts the truth of a proposition by an appeal to pious testimony or religious revelation.