acatalepsy

[ ey-kat-l-ep-see ]
/ eɪˈkæt lˌɛp si /

noun Philosophy.

an ancient Skeptical view that no more than probable knowledge is available to human beings.

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Origin of acatalepsy

1595–1605; (<Medieval Latin acatalēpsia) <Greek akatalēpsía, equivalent to akatalēpt(eîn) to not comprehend (verbal derivative of akatálēptos incomprehensible, ungraspable; see a-6, catalepsy) + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM acatalepsy

a·cat·a·lep·tic [ey-kat-l-ep-tik], /eɪˌkæt lˈɛp tɪk/, noun, adjective
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