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.
    • 1709 May 30 (Gregorian calendar), Isaac Bickerstaff [et al., pseudonyms; Richard Steele et al.], “Thursday, May 19, 1709”, in The Tatler, number 17; republished in [Richard Steele], editor, The Tatler, [], volume I, London stereotype edition, London: I. Walker and Co.; [], 1822, OCLC 69947324:
      The prince royal of Prussia came thither incognito.

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.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

incognito

  1. incognito

Adjective[edit]

incognito (plural incognitos)

  1. incognito

Noun[edit]

incognito m (plural incognitos)

  1. incognito

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin incognitus.

Pronunciation[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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ incognito in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

incognitō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of incognitus

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian incognito, from Latin incognitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /inˈkɔɡ.ɲi.tɔ/
  • Rhymes: -itɔ
  • Syllabification: in‧cog‧ni‧to

Adverb[edit]

incognito (not comparable)

  1. (literary) incognito (without revealing one's identity)
    Synonym: anonimowo

Noun[edit]

incognito n (indeclinable)

  1. (literary) incognito (assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the state of being in disguise or not recognized)
    Synonym: anonimowość

Further reading[edit]

  • incognito in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • incognito in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French incognito or Italian incognito.

Adjective[edit]

incognito m or f or n (indeclinable)

  1. unknown

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

incognito

  1. unknown