conoscenti

conoscenti

[koh-nuh-shen-tee, kon-uh-; Italian kaw-naw-shen-tee]
plural noun, singular conoscente [koh-nuh-shen-tee; Italian kaw-naw-shen-te] .

Origin:
1760–70

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cognoscenti or conoscenti (ˌkɒnjəʊˈʃɛntɪ, ˌkɒɡnəʊ-)
 
pl n , sing -te
(sometimes singular) people with informed appreciation of a particular field, esp in the fine arts; connoisseurs
 
[C18: from obsolete Italian (modern conoscente), from Latin cognōscere to know, learn about]
 
conoscenti or conoscenti (ˌkɒnjəʊˈʃɛntɪ, ˌkɒɡnəʊ-, -tiː)
 
pl n
 
[C18: from obsolete Italian (modern conoscente), from Latin cognōscere to know, learn about]

conoscenti (ˌkɒnəʊˈʃɛntɪ)
 
pl n , sing -te
a variant spelling of cognoscenti

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