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From in- +‎ scius. Compare nescius.



īnscius (feminine īnscia, neuter īnscium); first/second-declension adjective

  1. ignorant (not knowing); unaware
    Synonyms: ignārus, nescius, ignōrāns, nesciēns, expers
    Antonyms: cōnsciēns, cognōscēns, cōnscius, scius, sciēns
  2. unskilled
  3. (passive) unknown


First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative īnscius īnscia īnscium īnsciī īnsciae īnscia
Genitive īnsciī īnsciae īnsciī īnsciōrum īnsciārum īnsciōrum
Dative īnsciō īnsciō īnsciīs
Accusative īnscium īnsciam īnscium īnsciōs īnsciās īnscia
Ablative īnsciō īnsciā īnsciō īnsciīs
Vocative īnscie īnscia īnscium īnsciī īnsciae īnscia


  • Portuguese: ínscio


  • inscius”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inscius”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inscius 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)
  • inscius in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • I know very well: non sum ignarus, nescius (not non sum inscius)