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  • Ramus 'followers often substituted the word doctrina for cognitio, which made it even clearer that the perspective was more pedagogical than ontological (Cf. Ramus, Dialectica, p. 11, where he uses another variant, defining philosophy as a comprehensio praeceptorum, a collection of precepts).

    Petrus Ramus

  • "Philosophy", he says, "is the comprehension of things visible and invisible" (eorum quæ sunt et non videntur et quæ sunt et videntur comprehensio).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • They distinguish seven of these gifts, four of which belong to the glorified body -- light, impassibility, agility, subtility (see RESURRECTION); and three to the soul -- vision, possession, enjoyment (visio, comprehensio, fruitio).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Fides enim Christiana non est opinio ac humana persuasio, sed firmissima fiducia et evidens ac constans animi adsensus, denique certissima comprehensio veritatis Dei, propositae in Scripturis et

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • Your post brings into perspective how a monumental tragedy, such as this, is almost beyond our comprehensio ...

    Pursuing Holiness

  • _circumscriptio_, or _continuatio_, or _comprehensio_, or _ambitus_, if we may so call it, was once introduced, there was no one of any consideration who ever wrote an oration of that kind which was intended only to give pleasure, and unconnected with judicial proceedings or forensic contests, who did not reduce almost all his sentences to a certain set form and rhythm.

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

  • (whom the curse of presumption hath not stupefied) hath doubted, that infinite power (of which we can comprehend but a kind of shadow, "quia comprehensio est intra terminos, qui infinito repugnant" [30]) hath anything wanting in itself, either for matter of form; yea for as many worlds (if such had been God's will) as the sea hath sands?

    Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations

  • “intentio,” “comprehensio,” “apprehensio,” “penetratio,” and understanding are all just so many bodily actions transferred to the expression of

    The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, April, 1880

  • Here it is usual to enquire, whether it is necessary to attend to our numbers through the whole compass of a period, [Footnote: Our author here informs us, that what the Greeks called [Greek: periodos], a _period_, was distinguished among the Romans by the words _ambitus, circuitus, comprehensio, continuatio_, and _circumscriptio_.

    Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker.

  • : "Certum est, quippe quod præfinito aliquo apud se numero creaturas fecit: non enim, ut quidam volunt, finem putandum est non habere creaturas; quia ubi finis non est, nec comprehensio ulla nec circumscriptio esse potest.

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

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  • (Eng. comprehension, It. comprensione, Por. compreensão, Esp. comprensión - comprensión, Gal. comprensión, Fr. compréhension, Dutch. comprehensie)

    In Latin "a seizing or laying hold of with the hands or (Phil.) mental comprehending, perceiving, comprehension, perception, idea" means.

    February 4, 2009