cogito, ergo sum

[koh-gi-toh er-goh soo m; English koj-i-toh ur-goh suhm, er-goh]

Latin.

I think, therefore I am (stated by Descartes as the first principle in resolving universal doubt).

Nearby words

  1. coggle,
  2. cogitable,
  3. cogitate,
  4. cogitation,
  5. cogitative,
  6. cognac,
  7. cognate,
  8. cognate object,
  9. cognatic,
  10. cognation

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British Dictionary definitions for cogito, ergo sum

cogito, ergo sum

I think, therefore I am; the basis of Descartes' philosophy
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