Ignotum per ignotius

Submitted by Maryanchy on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:40

Meanings of "Ignotum per ignotius"


Also known as obscurum per obscurius ("the obscure by the more obscure"), the phrase ignotum per ignotius ("the unknown by the more unknown") refers to an unhelpful explanation that is just as (or even more) confusing than that which it is attempting to explain—for instance, imagine someone asking you what obscurum per obscurius meant, and you telling them that it means the same as ignotum per ignotius.

Explained by Maryanchy on Mon, 03/12/2018 - 18:40
Explained by Maryanchy