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Latin Phrase: Nosce Te Ipsum

by Anonymous

Hi, What is the best and shortest/makes most sense way to say "Know Thyself" in Latin. I've heard te nosce, nosce te ipsum, temet nosce and a few other ways and I was wondering what is the most common and best way for it to be said or written if it were to be tattooed on the body.

Thanks so much!


Dear Anonymous,

The most common Latin form of this phrase is nosce te ipsum. The original is Greek, however. See a previous post for γνῶθι σεαυτόν

Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher.

Sincerely,

John

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