Definition of ignotum per ignotius in English:

ignotum per ignotius

noun

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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

ignotum per ignotius

/ɪɡˌnəʊtəm pər ɪɡˈnəʊtɪəs/