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From in- + cognitus.



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

  1. unknown
  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]


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