incognito

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See also: incógnito

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian incognito, from Latin incognitus (unknown), from in- (not) + cognitus (known), perfect passive participle of cognoscere.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incognito (not comparable)

  1. Without being known; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title; in disguise.

Usage notes[edit]

This term is said especially of great personages who sometimes adopt a disguise or an assumed character in order to avoid notice.

Translations[edit]

Adverb[edit]

incognito (not comparable)

  1. Without revealing one's identity.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

incognito (countable and uncountable, plural incognitos)

  1. One unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed character or name.
  2. The assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the state of being in disguise or not recognized.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.kɔ.ɲi.to/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

incognito

  1. incognito

Adverb[edit]

incognito (plural incognitos)

  1. incognito

Noun[edit]

incognito m (plural incognitos)

  1. incognito

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incognito (feminine incognita, masculine plural incogniti, feminine plural incognite)

  1. unknown
  2. (archaic) unaware; ignorant

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

incognito m (plural incogniti)

  1. incognito

Related terms[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incognitō

  1. dative masculine singular of incognitus
  2. dative neuter singular of incognitus
  3. ablative masculine singular of incognitus
  4. ablative neuter singular of incognitus