ἀγνοέω

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Etymology[edit]

From ἀ- (a-, not) the root of γίγνομαι (gígnomai, know) +‎ -έω (-éō, verb-forming suffix). Compare ἀγνώς (agnṓs, unknown), ἄγνοια (ágnoia, ignorance).

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  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /a.ɡno.é.ɔː/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /a.ɡnoˈɛ.o/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /a.ɣnoˈe.o/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /a.ɣnoˈe.o/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /a.ɣnoˈe.o/
  • Verb[edit]

    ἀγνοέω (agnoéō)

    1. (transitive, intransitive) To not perceive or recognize, to not know, to fail to understand, to be ignorant, to forget.
    2. (transitive, intransitive, litotes, with negative) To not be ignorant, to know well
    3. (intransitive) To sin or act unethically out of ignorance.

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