pangnosis

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From pan- + gnosis.

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pangnosis (countable and uncountable, plural pangnoses)

  1. The capacity to know everything; omniscience.
    • 1908, Marcus Hitch, "Dietzgenism" in International Socialist Review volume 8:
      If Spencer and his followers are correctly called agnostics, then we should call Dietzgen a pangnostic. He knows it all.
    • 1887, William Preston Johnston, "Education in Louisiana" in Proceedings of the National Education Association:
      I have labelled my grain of sand "Education in Louisiana," lest some among you may mistake me for a Pangnostic, come to teach you some new truth, or the All-Truth which suffices.

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