Word Wednesday – Cognoscente
• “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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