from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Something capable of being known; an object of cognition.


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  • Arithmetic, for nothing "scibile" was alien to these inquisitive persons.

    The Life and Times of John Wilkins Warden of Wadham college, Oxford; master of Trinity college, Cambridge; and Bishop of Chester 1881

  • When Peter Abelard, that great scholar of his age, Cui soli patuit scibile quicquid erat, [5373] (whose faculties were equal to any difficulty in learning,) was now in love with Heloise, he had no mind to visit or frequent schools and scholars any more,

    Anatomy of Melancholy 2007

  • _Science_, from the participle _sciens_, of _scio, scire_, to know, would seem to comprise all that can be known -- what the Latins called the _omne scibile_, or all-knowable.

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction Henry Coppee

  • The range of Dante's study and acquirement would be encyclopedic in any age, but at that time it was literally possible to master the _omne scibile_, and he seems to have accomplished it.

    Among My Books Second Series James Russell Lowell 1855

  • A man in my days might offer to dispute _de omni scibile_, and in accepting the challenge I, as a young man, was not guilty of any extraordinary presumption, for all which books could teach was, at that time, within the compass of a diligent and ardent student.

    Sir Thomas More, or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society Robert Southey 1808

  • Be assured, if you do publish this Chapter in the present work, you will be reminded of Bishop Berkeley's Siris, announced as an Essay on Tar-water, which beginning with Tar ends with the Trinity, the omne scibile forming the interspace.

    Biographia Literaria Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803

  • *** To call a huge unconnected miscellany of the "omne scibile", in an arrangement determined by the accident of initial letters, an encyclopaedia, is the impudent ignorance of your Presbyterian bookmakers.

    Biographia Epistolaris, Volume 1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803

  • Still less dare a favourable perusal be anticipated from the proselytes of that compendious philosophy, which talking of mind but thinking of brick and mortar, or other images equally abstracted from body, contrives a theory of spirit by nicknaming matter, and in a few hours can qualify its dullest disciples to explain the omne scibile by reducing all things to impressions, ideas, and sensations.

    Biographia Literaria Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803

  • For _esse scibile_, or _rememoratiuum_ of an active object of adoration, is that which stirreth up the mind to worship, so that the real presence of such an object is but accidental to the worshipper.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2) George Gillespie 1630

  • A condition of things in which the _omne scibile_ was left entirely at his disposal, to be knocked about as he pleased, appeared to him no small omen of a near millennium; and what subject could be more suitable to begin with than the weather, a topic of general interest, (since we have no choice of weather or no,) in which exact knowledge is comfortably impossible, and in which he felt himself at home from his repeated experiments in raising the wind in order to lower the due-point?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860 Various


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