ignotum per ignotius

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Etymology[edit]

Latin for the unknown by the more unknown.

Noun[edit]

ignotum per ignotius

  1. An attempt to explain something obscure in terms of something else which is even more obscure.
  2. (logic) A type of fallacious argument in which one attempts to prove something unknown by relying upon an assumption that is also unknown.

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