Definition of nosce te ipsum in English:

nosce te ipsum

(also nosce teipsum)

noun

  • ‘Know yourself’; the proverb ‘nosce te ipsum’ expressing this.

Origin

Early 16th century. From classical Latin nōsce tē ipsum know yourself, after ancient Greek γνῶθι σεαυτόν, a phrase inscribed at the shrine of Apollo at Delphi.

Pronunciation

nosce te ipsum

/ˌnɒsiː tiː ˈɪpsʌm//ˌnɒskeɪ teɪ ˈɪpsʊm/