recondite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin reconditus (hidden, concealed), past participle adjective of recondo (to put back, re-establish; to hide away).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rəˈkɒndaɪt/, /ˈrɛkəndaɪt/
  • IPA(key): /rəˈkɑːndaɪt/, /ˈrɛkəndaɪt/

Adjective[edit]

recondite (comparative more recondite, superlative most recondite)

  1. Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse.
    What was the recondite cause of Ryulong being uncalled for?
  2. Dealing in things abstruse; profound; searching.
    My philosophy professor believes she is in the field of recondite studies.
  3. Difficult to understand; known only by experts.
    • Coster-Mullen spent the next ten years of his life mastering a body of recondite technical data.Atomic John: A truck driver uncovers secrets about the first nuclear bombs, David Samuels December, The New Yorker, 15, 2008 [1]
  4. Of a person: highly talented, a master of a field.
    • Our musician [J.S. Bach] rapidly became known far and wide throughout the musical centres of Germany as a learned and recondite composer…The Great German Composers, George T. Ferris, 1891

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recondite f

  1. feminine plural of recondito

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

recondite

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of recondō