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[1128] οἶσθα with μαθών, are you aware of having observed this man here? Cp. 1142 οἶσθα ... δούς; We could not render, “do you know this man, through having observed him?” εἰδέναι, implying intuitive apprehension, is said of knowing facts and propositions: in regard to persons, it is not used in the mere sense of “being acquainted with one” γνωρίζω), but only in that of “knowing one's character, ” as Eur. Med. 39ἐγᾦδα τήνδε.” So scire, wissen, savoir, Ital. sapere. On the other hand, γιγνώσκω, implying a process of examination, applies to all mediate knowledge, through the senses, of external objects: so noscere, kennen, connaître, Ital. conoscere. Cp. Cope in Fourn. of Philology 1.79.

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