Definition of unattested in English:

unattested

adjective

  • Not existing in any documented form.

    ‘if a will contains unattested changes, the changes will be disregarded’
    ‘the burial of horses is rare and unattested anywhere else on mainland Greece’
    • ‘The name "Chrestus" is otherwise unattested among the Jews.’
    • ‘Some scholars occasionally propose an unattested revision of Mark, a deutero-Mark, being the base of what Matthew and Luke used.’
    • ‘To be a man's name it would have to be a contraction of Junianus, of a sort of contraction which is otherwise unattested.’
    • ‘Why do some patterns typologically common, while others are rare or unattested?’
    • ‘Note that those like Mack, who can be awarded respect for their hypotheses of documents otherwise unattested, are not at an advantage over our thesis.’
    • ‘On the other hand, we've learned how to reconstruct unattested proto-languages from their attested descendants and how to work out the family tree of related languages.’
    • ‘Some have falsely taken evidence of change in the 2nd and 3rd centuries as a "guilt by association" validation of unattested changes in the 1st.’
    • ‘Yet not one of the names in this list of nationsis historically unattested, not even that of the unlikely-sounding Gepids.’
    • ‘Perhaps less than 50 were really otherwise unattested.’
    • ‘This bespeaks a congruence that belies the alleged dichotomy, which Gerdmar again finds unattested in specific underlying data.’
    • ‘The merchant Sebastian Vizcaino, sailing up the southern California coast, names Syuhtun and the area sheltered by the islands Santa Barbara, in honor of an unattested 3rd century martyr.’

Pronunciation

unattested

/ʌnəˈtɛstɪd/