Word Wednesday – Cognoscente

Word Wednesday

• “Cognoscente” is my word for WordWednesday.


• Noun: A connoisseur or person who has expert knowledge in a subject,  a discerning individual.


• Pronunciation – kahn-yuh-SHEN-tee


•  She was a “Cognoscente” of good wine and good food.

Closing Question – Interesting History

Do you think of yourself as at “Cognoscente”? The word dates from the late 18th century. It sounds like French but is Italian and literally ‘people who know’.


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