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There is one who is the knower, the subject, the ego, the perceiver.

That we all see in frames, that we all think in frames, no rational thinker or perceiver will deny.

For, it is here necessary that the perceiver and the thing perceived should be similar to each other before true vision can exist.

Whenever we use the term “perceiver”, we must know that there is something to be perceived.

Things are perceived only after the fashion of the perceiver, and this is why the syllables vary among different peoples.

The kitchen in which they moved, the house in which they dwelled were no longer the perceptions of a perceiver.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, via Anglo-French parceif, Old North French *perceivre (Old French perçoivre) "perceive, notice, see; recognize, understand," from Latin percipere "obtain, gather, seize entirely, take possession of," also, figuratively, "to grasp with the mind, learn, comprehend," literally "to take entirely," from per "thoroughly" (see per) + capere "to grasp, take" (see capable).

Replaced Old English ongietan. Both the Latin senses were in Old French, though the primary sense of Modern French percevoir is literal, "to receive, collect" (rents, taxes, etc.), while English uses the word almost always in the metaphorical sense. Related: Perceived; perceiving.

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