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per-nosco , ōvi, ōtum, 3, v. a.
I. To examine thoroughly: “pernoscite, Furtumne factum existimetis, an, etc.,Ter. Ad. prol. 12.—Hence, in perf., to have examined or discerned, to know thoroughly, to become thoroughly acquainted with, to get a correct knowledge of: “ingenium avidi haud pernoram hospitis,Plaut. Bacch. 2, 3, 42: “facta pernovit probe,id. Aul. 3, 5, 29: “pernovi equidem ingenium tuum ingenuom admodum,id. Trin. 3, 2, 39.—
II. To learn thor oughly, become fully acquainted with: “hominum mores ex corpore, oculis, vultu, etc., pernoscere,Cic. Fat. 5, 10: “motus animorum sunt penitus oratori pernoscendi,id. de Or. 1, 5, 17.—Hence, pernōtus , a, um, P. a., thoroughly known, well known: “pugil ob eximiam virtutem virium regi pernotus et gratus,Curt. 9, 7, 16; Mel. 2, 3; Min. Fel. Oct. 14, 4.
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