Meaning of ignotum per ignotius in English:

ignotum per ignotius

Pronunciation /ɪɡˌnəʊtəm pər ɪɡˈnəʊtɪəs/


mass noun
  • The action of offering an explanation which is harder to understand than the thing it is meant to explain.

    ‘this is a case of ignotum per ignotus’
    • ‘They committed the fallacy of ignotum per ignotius - explaining the unknown in terms of the less known.’


Late Latin, literally ‘the unknown through something more unknown’.