A typical military maneuver is to reconnoiter an area, ‘learning’ a little about it ‘beforehand’ in order to be more prepared when going there. This act usually involves a spy sneaking in incognito, or ‘not learned’ about by anyone. The spy gathers information in this reconnaissance mission, where things are ‘learned about before’ the whole army goes in to attack.

A Latin word meaning ‘to learn’ gives rise to the English word root cogn. Primarily because of French, the root conn also comes from this root. A readily recognizable word that comes to mind which uses this root, is, well, recognize! What else can we acquaint you with to help you ‘learn’ this root?

Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index so you can see more of Mickey Bach’s cartoons.cognizant

James is cognizant of his responsibilities as the father of his two boys.

Root Word For Cogn

Root Word For Cogn


What words have cogn in them?

9 letter words containing cogn
  • recognize.
  • cognitive.
  • cognizant.
  • cognition.
  • incognito.
  • incognita.
  • cognovits.
  • cognising.

What does the root word Sens mean?

The Latin root sent and its variant form sens mean to ‘feel. Some common English words that come from these two roots include sensation, sensible, resent, and consent. Remember that when you sense something you ‘feel’ it, and when you are being sentimental, your ‘feelings’ take precedence over anything else.

What does the root word LOC mean?

The Latin root word loc means “place.” This Latin root is the word origin of a large number of English vocabulary words, including local and locomotive. The word root loc is easily recalled through the word location, for a “location” is simply a “place” where something or someone is.

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