Definition of Agnoetes in English:

Agnoetes

noun

Church History
  • The members of a heretical 6th-cent. sect which held that Christ was not omniscient and shared limited knowledge with humans; = Themistian.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stapleton (1535–1598), Roman Catholic theologian. From post-classical Latin Agnoitae, plural from Byzantine Greek ἀγνοηταί (occasionally also ἀγνοίται) heretics who denied the omniscience of Christ from ancient Greek ἀγνοεῖν to be ignorant + -ται, plural of -της, suffix forming agent nouns.

Pronunciation

Agnoetes

/ˈaɡnəʊiːts/