Vocabulary Building: “OMNISCIENT” – Meaning and Usage

In today’s video we’ll continue to expand our vocabulary and learn a new English word – “omniscient.”

Let’s break it into parts and learn the word’s origin.

The root of the word – “sci” comes from Latin “scire,” which means “to know.”

Prefix “omni-” also comes from Latin and means “all” or “everything.”

And the suffix “-ent” in English helps form an adjective.

And thus, the literal meaning of “omniscient” is simply “all-knowing.”

The word “omniscient” refers to a god or a deity and means “all-knowing,” “knowing everything.”

And here is an example of how to use the word in a sentence:

“The God of the Hebrew Bible is omniscient.”



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