Definition of ignotum per ignotius in English:

ignotum per ignotius

noun

  • The action of offering an explanation which is harder to understand than the thing it is meant to explain.

    • ‘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

/iɡˈnōtəm pər iɡˈnōSHəs/