Definition of ignotum per ignotius in English:

ignotum per ignotius

Syllabification: ig·no·tum per ig·no·tius
Pronunciation: /iɡˈnōtəm pər iɡˈnōSHəs


The action of offering an explanation that is harder to understand than the thing it is meant to explain.
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  • They committed the fallacy of ignotum per ignotius - explaining the unknown in terms of the less known.


late Latin, literally 'the unknown through the more unknown'.

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