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From in- +‎ cognitus.



incognitus (feminine incognita, neuter incognitum); first/second-declension adjective

  1. unknown
    Synonym: ignōtus
    Antonyms: nōtus, cognitus
  2. untried, untested


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative incognitus incognita incognitum incognitī incognitae incognita
Genitive incognitī incognitae incognitī incognitōrum incognitārum incognitōrum
Dative incognitō incognitō incognitīs
Accusative incognitum incognitam incognitum incognitōs incognitās incognita
Ablative incognitō incognitā incognitō incognitīs
Vocative incognite incognita incognitum incognitī incognitae incognita

Derived terms[edit]


  • Catalan: incògnit
  • Galician: incógnito
  • Italian: incognito
  • Portuguese: incógnito
  • Spanish: incógnito


  • incognitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • incognitus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • incognitus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • incognitus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • without any examination: incognita causa (cf. sect. XV. 3, indicta causa)
  • incognitus in Ramminger, Johann (2016 July 16 (last accessed)) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016