Open main menu

English citations of cardiognost

one who knows a(nother person's) heartEdit

  • 1652, Thomas Urquhart, The Jewel (as quoted in editions from 1774 and 1983):
    [...] as if they were his cardiognosts, and fully versed in his intentions [...]
  • 1988, C. A. E. Luschnig, Tragic Aporia: A Study of Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis (Ramus monographs; 3), Berwick, Vic.: Aureal Publications, →ISBN, page 94:
    This too is a small thing, trivialised by Medea: Jason's sex-appeal will win the amorous girl's acceptance; the splendour of the luxurious gifts will work on the girl's greed and vanity. Medea is a cardiognost; she never misses: even the scene in which she makes no advance in her schemes works in their favour, whether planned or not.