incognito

See also: incógnito

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EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*ǵneh₃-

Borrowing from Italian incognito, from Latin incognitus ‎(unknown), from in- ‎(not) + cognitus ‎(known), perfect passive participle of cognoscere.

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incognito ‎(not comparable)

  1. without being known; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title.
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal In Bohemia:
      "But you can understand," said our strange visitor, sitting down once more and passing his hand over his high white forehead, “you can understand that I am not accustomed to doing such business in my own person. Yet the matter was so delicate that I could not confide it to an agent without putting myself in his power. I have come incognito from Prague for the purpose of consulting you.”

Usage notesEdit

This term is said especially of great personages who sometimes adopt a disguise or an assumed character in order to avoid notice.

QuotationsEdit

  • 'Twas long ago/Since gods come down incognito. —Prior.
  • The prince royal of Persia came thither incognito. —Tatler.

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AdverbEdit

incognito ‎(not comparable)

  1. Without revealing one's identity.

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NounEdit

incognito ‎(plural incognitos)

  1. One unknown or in disguise, or under an assumed character or name.
  2. The assumption of disguise or of a feigned character; the state of being in disguise or not recognized.

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From Italian

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AdjectiveEdit

incognito

  1. incognito

AdverbEdit

incognito m, f ‎(plural incognitos)

  1. incognito

NounEdit

incognito m ‎(plural incognitos)

  1. incognito

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AdjectiveEdit

incognito m ‎(feminine singular incognita, masculine plural incogniti, feminine plural incognite)

  1. unknown

NounEdit

incognito m ‎(plural incogniti)

  1. incognito

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