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19:36 Oct 9, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: scio quit nescio
scio quit nescio
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4 +1I know what I don't know
athena22
4I know what I don't know
Nicola (Mr.) Nobili
2 +1I know, he said, [that] I do not know
Colin Brayton


  

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27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
I know what I don't know


Explanation:
I believe that quit is a typo for"quid"
So we have:
scio, 1st person s., to know
quid, n. s. what
nescio, 1 st persons., to be unaware of, unknowing.

Hope that helps!

athena22
United States
Local time: 07:49
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PRO pts in pair: 16

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agree  Mariusz Rytel
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
I know what I don't know


Explanation:
"Quit" perhaps should be "quid". Maybe it's from Socrates?

Nicola (Mr.) Nobili
Italy
Local time: 16:49
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12 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
I know, he said, [that] I do not know


Explanation:
"Quit" is the regular 3rd person singular form of "queo" [to be able]. Is it also possibly a shortened form of "inquit" [he said]? You would expect "quod" in lieu of "quid" in the Socratic phrase "I know that I do not know":

me nescita scire iacto, | sed, quantum ad me, tantum scio, quod nescio.

"I boast of knowing that I do not know, for, as for me, I know only this much, that I know nothing."

Hroswitha of Gandersheim, EPISTOLA EIUSDEM AD QUOSDAM SAPIENTES HUIUS LIBRI FAUTORES (Her letter to learned men who criticize her book"

"Quid" would mean "I know what I do not know."


    Reference: http://www.fh-augsburg.de/~harsch/hro_de.html
Colin Brayton
Local time: 10:49
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PRO pts in pair: 4

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agree  jamchiko: Wow, interesting... And how would you say : Please forgive me I don't know what I do ? THanks in advance
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