ignotum per ignotius

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ignotum per ignotius (ɪɡˈnəʊtʊm pər ɪɡˈnəʊtɪʊs)
 
n
an explanation that is obscurer than the thing to be explained
 
[literally: the unknown by means of the more unknown]

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